I found a new place to look for insects and although I was sure I would not find any this late in the season, decided to check it out for next summer.
It is situated on a small hill not far out ouf town and after parking the car, headed towards these horses which they have there. You can hire them and do the routes with them, on bicycle or walking, whichever suites you best.
This one decided that the hay in the next stall was tastier than his. :)
I think the brown one was asking me to choose him but he looked kind of old and slow and I was going to hike anyway.
The cute white one came up to be petted.
Starting out, the frost on this wild zinnia caught my eye.
This is the start of the trail. As you can see, it is quite bushy with lots of up and down hill trails. There is a lot of grass and bushes and I will definitely go back in the summer to go bug hunting as I think it will turn out to be a pretty good place for it.
In one section they were cutting down some of the invader tree species but I thought the growth rings in this very pretty. So much can be told by them from the rate it grows to nutrients in the soil.
This was a very old one and I could see the main stem plus some other all growing into one. How did it survive I wonder. It seemed a very odd way to grow.