Friday, September 11, 2009


Late last night, while reading in the living room we heard a terrible crashing sound in the woods by the house. The bright light of the flashlight revealed that another branch had fallen off a dead tree. We leave as many dead trees standing as possible and even leave them after they have fallen. Many species of wildlife use hollow logs or tree cavities during some part of their life. Some species prefer hollows in standing trees, others prefer them on the ground. These dead trees also harbor many insects for birds and reptiles. This one also harbors an interesting lichen.

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