Over the Edge

So a forewarning, you get to see what we saw. I am not holding back.

A dead domestic sheep off on the bank under the bridge. You can be glad that computers do not transmit smells. It was pretty smelly!

When I looked up maggots I found there are some called cheese flies which I had not heard of before. The cheese flies belong to Piophilidae family. “The larvae of typical piophilids are notorious for jumping or “skipping”, especially in their final instar. Most species in this family are scavengers in animal products, carrion, and fungi. They may accordingly be important in forensic entomology and medical entomology.” So anyhow maybe these larvae are cheese flies.

On the other side of the bridge something a bit prettier, Tall Gaura (Oenothera filiformis syn Gaura longiflora).
Many in the Gaura genus have moved to the Oenothera genus. With sweeping down sepals it makes sense to me. However I know the scientists looked at more than just the morphology.
Also over the edge was a Wild Morning-glory (Ipomoea cordatotriloba).

Though the sheep stunk it still was very fascinating to us. Nature is always ready to step in for the cleanup! Tomorrow I promise no gross stuff. 🙂

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