|There are many types of trees growing here, including red and white oaks,|
hickory, cherry, beech and maple trees.
|A small stream, currently dried up due to Indiana's drought conditions, would normally |
wind through the forest, providing amusement for the several species of salamanders
that live in this preserve.
|These impressive tunnels have been chewed into rotten wood, probably by some |
type of beetle larvae. It makes a very interesting texture, don't you agree?
|Shelf fungi like these generally attach to and feed on decaying wood. I think it's |
fascinating thatthese are covered with a thin layer of moss. Moss can grow anywhere!
|The web of a funnel weaver spider. |
We found this one, then upon further investigation realized
we were surrounded by literally dozens of webs like these.
|Hank calls this a "potato chip tree." |
He says the bark reminds him of many, many crispy potato chips.
However, he refused my offer of a taste test.
|I was struck by the many different shades of green found in this |
photograph. I count at least five...you?
|Juniper cones, like tiny wooden flowers.|