Only 80 acres

The unit that we were on was only about 80 acres. However, the size did not hold us back from finding great stuff!

A small pupa casing that already emerged was found. So slow down to find some good stuff.

A hog wallow and an old hog trap. Grrrrr.

In fact, this trap had been abandoned long ago.

The feral hogs still use the small shallow pond. Multiple fresh trails led to the pond.

Down in the bottoms part of the outing, we did not see many foliose lichen like this Parmatrema lichen.

A flattened Prickly Pear Cactus. So maybe it perked back up after the rain?

Presumably the insects caused the patterns.

Pretty pink!

A nice sized conk!

A foliose lichen with green algae coating part of the outer layer of the thallus!

A fallen paper wasp nest!

Jeanne was examining the moss when she found these egg casing. The tiny brown cylinders with star caps in row are assassin bugs (Reduviidae). In fact, they were only about one millimeter high!

Nearby more eggs!

As we headed back to car, we came across the cow bones. It was like a bunch of cows came to die here. The bones were scattered all over the field.

Indeed, January 24th was definitely another great outing for us. Hope you enjoyed it too!

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. It seems the hogs are here to stay. Not everyone has the means to fence their property to keep them out. So destructive. Sad

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