The Afternoon off the Trail

Jeanne and I continued in the afternoon after lunch near the Kicking Bird Trail.

Lace Cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii) cluster!
The perfect arched ceiling for a critter.
Perfectly camouflage in the shadows and grass, a Forage Looper Moth (Caenurgina erechtea). The larvae will feed on grasses and Giant Ragweed.
Jeanne pointed out the snails. Then she also quickly noticed one was clockwise and the other counterclockwise!
A posing Variegated Meadowhawk dragonfly!
Light pink and brown glass among the Sedum and squamulose lichens (Psora)!

A small rock capped with a white crustose lichen. Of course you can see there is more than one species of crustose lichens on this one rock. Furthermore this is often the case. ๐Ÿ™‚
A few sprigs of Tall Grama were in our path.
A very large patch of Big Bluestem. It is the grass that is brown and laying over in the foreground.

This puffball had a different idea on where its spores puffed out. I had expected the spores to come out the hole on top. It fooled us. LOL.

Did I mentioned that we had to carefully step through the Prickly Pear Cacti? Jeanne ended up with a spine that poked through the side of her leather shoe. We both had glochids too. However it was totally worth it; at least in my opinion. LOL.

It was a splendid afternoon exploring!

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