If you live in our neck of the woods, that is, in the northern hemisphere, you may have seen this meme in your social media feed.
So far this autumn, it’s been a roller coast ride, weather-wise. Rudolph-with-your-nose-so-bright kind of foggy/soggy one day, a good dump of snow the next, and clear and frigid on the day after that. This weekend, the weather was of the reindeer variety. Reiner and I took advantage of the thaw to hike through the woods behind the house.
I kept my eyes on my feet because much of the trail was slick with mud. That’s why I spotted the unusual pattern on a piece of bark that lay on the path.
According to the resident bug-geek, Reiner tells me that tiny beetles chewed the grooves in the layer just below the surface of the tree. You can see the pin-holes where they gnawed their way in and out of the bark.
Inspired by Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: Week 41
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