Underbark

I didn’t get outside on New Year’s Day, but on Sunday I got to poke about a bit.
Underneath a large piece of bark, deeply curled so its underside was not touching the ground, I found a whole universe of delights.

Isopods, a spider, a centipede, two kinds of beetles, everything small and active, near impossible to photograph well.
There was this winged thing, too. Someone on iNaturalist suggests aphid; I don’t know. Look also at the creatures below this winged one: slender springtails, it seems. There were quite a few of these. A few can be spotted in the other images as well.

1 Response to “Underbark”


  1. 1 Monica M January 6, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Wow! Thanks for these. So that’s where they are. Very cool. Photos are clear, to my eye.


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