Posts Tagged ‘identifying’

Who Tunneled Here?

IMG_0623 red

 Buffy and I went to Ingram Hill. We go often for a short walk  and for the long view.

IMG_4848 red

Most of the snow and ice from a recent winter storm had finally melted. This tunnel looked to have been dug under the snow.

IMG_4850 red

I have little to no experience when it comes to identifying tunnels. I recognize ones from crawdads in our yard and the change in them if one of our impressive-size king snakes takes it over.

IMG_4851 crop red

My first thought was mouse, and I’m calling it that, until and if, I learn differently.

—–

Another reason to visit Ingram hill is that one of my favorite trees grows there.

IMG_3361 alt red

The oak’s been struck by lightning twice that I know of. That was before I took this picture. A tornado went by close enough to do damage 3 years ago, and required trimming some limbs. I took this picture before the storm damage. The trunk has a 13-foot circumference, and the crown spread measures 37 yards (111 feet).

Advertisements