Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera to our highway cleanup this morning. It would have been an interesting collection of photos, but I probably wouldn't have picked up much trash. I was easily enough distracted as it was.
The plants which surround me here have me feeling like a stranger in a strange land. One pretty yellow flower caught my attention. Working from my inadequate and only field guide, it might have been the Pale Mountain Dandelion. And a cactus! I was walking along the road looking at cactus. This sort of thing just didn't happen in Minnesota and Massachusetts. It was a really lovely cactus too, some sort of Prickly-pear.
On the less lovely side, I found an upside down mousetrap which turned out to have the remains of a mouse attached. And a deer leg with most of the flesh gone. No other parts of the body nearby so I assume this had been left here recently by a predator.
Tim Bob: Scientific Reticence
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