Large Hollow Tree – Ouachita National Forest

I spotted this large hollow tree while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I wanted to show the size of this tree by placing my walking stick and my hat in the photo. When I looked into the hole I saw that the tree was completely hollow. I didn’t have a flashlight so I was a… Read More »

Ouachita National Forest Quartz Crystal Cluster

I found this Quartz Crystal Cluster on top of the forest floor yesterday while hiking in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas yesterday. Most of it was covered in leaves, but I saw one side with some of the clear crystals showing. This Quartz Crystal Cluster was heavy and I was about six miles from my cabin… Read More »

Vintage Coca Cola Bottle (Ouachita National Forest)

I almost didn’t see this vintage Coca Cola Bottle that was hidden in the leaves. I am always amazed at some of the items I find deep in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I have found several old bottles that were laying on the forest floor. I think this bottle is from the 1970’s, but I… Read More »

One Milkweed Pod In The Forest

This lone Milkweed Pod stood out while I was hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I spotted it from several yards away and decided to photograph it before the Milkweed floss blew away. (Milkweed pods dry out and split open, releasing flat, brown seeds carried aloft by a white, silky fuzz known as milkweed floss.) Milkweed… Read More »

Turtle Shell Found On Forest Floor

I found this Turtle shell a couple of days ago while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I find shells like this more often than I care to. I always wonder how these turtles died and I always hope it was from old age. I found this one on its back, but that does not mean… Read More »