Monday, October 19, 2009

What are you hungry for?

I like Mondays. Get my office work done on time and I can sneak a bike ride in before soccer practice. I had a decent window today so I was able to sneak out of town. Most of my Monday rides lately have been Lyons/no car based, so it felt extra good to get out today.

I love the forest. I keep my eyes peeled for things out of the ordinary. Today, I saw no critters, but I saw a lot of evidence. The cycle of nature.

First thing I noticed was bits of honeycomb all over the ground. Honeycomb's great, yeah, yeah, yeah.

The bees were confused and didn't know what was going on. Fresh claw marks on trees and dug up ground indicates that Mr. Bear was hungry for some honey. Maybe it was Pooh.

Next, I came across this freshly gnawed bone. And I mean gnawed. There was absolutely nothing left. It had to have been picked clean by anything that likes fresh flesh off the bone and finished up by our 6 legged exoskeletal friends. And later on, I found this. Evidence of mountain biker.

Yep, I love the forest. Chock full of good stuff, it is.


redstone said...

To be clear, the Laffy Taffy was my personal snack, not trail litter :)

Smithadventures said...

Welcome to the Honeycomb Hideout....