Where the Beetles Were

Obviously, the following pictures were taken at different times, when I was walking a loop around the back part of our yard.

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The limb had fallen from a large maple tree in a strong storm a few years ago.

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Bark beetles tunneled their homes under the bark.

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Most of the tunneling I’ve seen like this weren’t anywhere near as large as these.

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Obviously, I take a picture every now and then when walking by this broken limb. This picture shows how they grew. The design always catches my attention, especially if the sun’s shining.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Those beetles must work hard!

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  2. I was just looking at some of those yesterday. They can be really beautiful, like calligraphy.

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  3. Artwork of the bark beetles! 🙂

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