Early Signs of Spring In the Ouachitas

I am seeing some early signs of Spring here in Arkansas. The past couple of weeks here in the Ouachitas has felt like spring. A few days ago we reached 80 degrees, which I think broke a record here in Arkansas. The average February temperatures in Arkansas are usually highs in the 50’s and lows in the 30’s.… Read More »

2 Birdhouses Deep In The National Forest

I would consider finding 2 Birdhouses in the forest not a big deal, but these were deep in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. The nearest residence from these birdhouses is about 2 miles away and that’s my place. Both were down on the forest floor at the bottom of a ridge. They both were also 50… Read More »

Empty Polyphemus Moth Cocoon

This photo is of a Polyphemus Moth Cocoon that I found on the forest floor while hiking. I see these often here in the Ouachita National Forest of Arkansas. I didn’t know what these were until I posted a photo of one on Facebook last year. Thanks to Bill Yox for educating me on what type of Moth… Read More »

Groundhog Day 2017

Happy Groundhog Day 2017! Punxsutawney Phil would not be seeing his shadow here at my place in the Ouachita National Forest of Arkansas. It was raining when I got up this morning and it should be cloudy when the sun rises. I’m not sure if the clouds will clear here today or not. It has been spring like… Read More »

Another Tree Eating Sign

I found another tree eating a sign while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I posted a photo back in December of a tree eating a warning sign (Tree Eating Sign In The Ouachita National Forest). Apparently the trees in this forest don’t like signs. The tree back in December does look like a mouth, but… Read More »