Every state park has something fascinating to discover. You just have to go with an open mind and pay attention to details. This blog focuses on a recent trip to Purtis Creek State Park.
While I’m familiar with burl wood I never realized it’s a growth on trees. Here’s a handy link I found that gives an overview on burl. You might also be curious about the choice of clothing. The vest features dozens of pockets where I store cold water, ice packs and bug spray. It keeps me cool in the warm Texas weather and I avoid getting eaten by mosquitoes.
Have you ever walked on a trail covered in frogs? It’s as if the ground is moving. I was able to snap a quick photo of one of the tiny frogs before it jumped away. Notice how it matches the color of the leaves.
Here’s a photo of a different frog taken in the same area. The frog got away before I could confirm it changes color based on its surroundings. Most of the frogs were sand/leaf colored while a few were orange/reddish.
Here’s a new addition to my “Fungus As Art” series of photos. Don’t worry, I washed my hands before eating later that day.
Camera: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II), Canon G16
Date: July 2016