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Bees in downed tree 2023-05-30

I could hear them well before we got there.

[Movie: Flying from downed tree (65M)]
Movie: Flying from downed tree (65M)


These bees were probably living in that tree before it fell down.

Both the tree and the bees are still very much alive.

These are native bees, not imported honeybees.


Cat face, beaver pond 2020-06-16

Back in the 1930s, during the Great Depression, my father and grandfather paid off the mortgage on the farm through income from turpentine. This is a catface, where the bark was scraped off a pine tree so its sap would ooze out, to be caught in a metal cup nailed below on the tree.

[Catface and beaver pond]
Catface and beaver pond

The rest of the tree long ago was logged.

Behind the pine tree stump and the adjoining oak tree, you can see a beaver pond. Continue reading