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 »

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 »