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Roadside picnic area

 Lots of cool things can be found at roadside picnic parks.  You may have to look close to find the good stuff. This park is near Hempstead, Texas. 


Violet Woodsorrel (Oxalis violacea) in the fall does not have leaves, just the stem and flower. 



Teloschistes chrysophthalmus is a fruticose lichen that is pretty common in North Texas. 





Resurrection fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides) on an oak tree. When dry, it kinda of looks pitiful.  




After we parked for the day,  just a short distance from the roadside park, I found this!!




Forked Fungus Beetle (Bolitotherus cornutus)




It was on this shelf fungus. 



Keep looking!


2 comments:

Claire said...

That beetle!!! So neat!

Unknown said...

Resurrection fern fascinates me. And I love that beetle too!