Friday, June 24, 2011

Nature's hieroglyphics

Not sure exactly who's handiwork/beakwork/mouthwork this is, but certainly looks like hieroglyphics on a totem pole. I think the hole is courtesy of a tree swallow, or perhaps a smallish woodpecker. The curvy lines, I assume, are the trails of some sort of insect boring its way through the wood, gaining sustenance along the way.

Seen along the Yakima River at Elk Meadows Park.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen those very markings--actually on firewood cut locally! Took me a minute to place them.