Oak Apple Or Oak Gall

An Oak Apple or Oak Gall is another type of Gall cause by a Gall Wasp. I posted a photo of a different type of Gall a few days ago (Gall Caused By A Gall Wasp). That Gall was small and fuzzy. The Oak Apple has a thin, papery shell and are spongy inside. They can be up… Read More »

Chewed Whitetail Deer Antler Sheds

I found these two chewed Whitetail Deer antler sheds a few days ago while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. They look to be a year or older. Shed antlers don’t last long here in the national forest. Squirrels, opossums, mice, foxes, coyote, beaver, otter, bear and even other deer will chew on shed antlers when… Read More »

Cool Looking Mushrooms – Ouachita National Forest

I came across these cool looking Mushrooms while hiking in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I was hiking in an area that was hit by a tornado a couple of years ago. The tornado did a lot of damage to the trees and it missed my place by 1/2 mile. The damage stretches several miles. I… Read More »

Gall Caused By A Gall Wasp

I found out that these fuzzy galls are caused by a Gall Wasp. I see these galls on a lot of oak tree leaves while hiking in the Ouachita National Forest. I did some research and discovered that a small wasp implants an egg into the growing leaf which then turns into a larva which then entices the… Read More »

Whitetail Buck Remains – Ouachita National Forest

I came across these Whitetail Buck remains while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I always have a long debate with myself in reference to posting photos like this here on my blog. I see a lot of the beauty of nature on my hikes, but I do see a small percentage of the ugly. Death… Read More »