Look Up, Down, and Under

As often is the case we poke in holes and under bark. Yeah just about anything that can be done safely.

First look up. This was the first of five deer blinds we found. This hunter was all about comfort.
The base of the grapevines were as big as a leg!

Moss in the sunshine is always a showstopper for me!

Many of the fallen logs had woodpecker cavities. Of course we peered down them. As usual we found nada.
Jeanne stuck this stick into the hole. The hole measured about twelve inches deep. Soon after this we heard a Pileated Woodpecker calling. 🙂

Pulling back some bark, we found these larvae.

A close look at the translucent larva revealed parts of its gut.

The black triangle appeared to be debris. However I could not tell if the black at the front of the larva was part of it or perhaps part of something it ate.

And that’s the story for today.

More to come for the Jan. 18th outing. Yes we saw that much. 😉

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


  1. That translucent larvae is really cool. Never seen one before. Since pileated woodpeckers are so big i would think their holes would be deep so maybe that was a pleated hole.

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