Up the Creek

Yesterday I told you that we were blocked by the cedars down stream. Well, now back at the original access point we headed up the creek. And this was not the proverbial bad thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Downy Woodpecker’s feather!
I see a bird. ๐Ÿ™‚

The water striders skated near the dead floating June Bug. Don’t you love the shadows!

A spotted oak gall laid on the sand in the water.

The creek was a bit deeper than down stream.

The Pale Bordered Field Cockroach (Pseudomops septentrionalis) is a most colorful creature! Some call them the Firefly Cockroach. Additionally they are very unlikely to be found in your house. It definitely prefers outdoor living!
Whoa! By far the biggest grouping of the Chocolate Tube Slime Mold (Stemonitis splendens) I may have ever seen!
Did someone leave their wig? ๐Ÿ˜‰

The creek’s sandbar and the pools were too deep to continue up the creek. So we made our way through the cut cedars to try to get back to the channel. It was pretty gnarly.

So would we turn back? Find out tomorrow!

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Keep looking!

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


  1. I thought the slime mold was what some bear has left ๐Ÿ˜„
    I saw a horse head where you saw a bird. Saw the bird too.

  2. A bird? A horse head? I see one of the musicians at the famous bar scene in Star Wars. And the chocolate slime mold is amazing! If Iโ€™d come across it I wouldnโ€™t have had the slightest idea what it was.

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