We were hiking in the northeast section of our woods on a recent trip to Roundrock and came upon this fallen tree. Obviously it was dead and hollow for a long time. A recent storm probably took it down. (How recent, though? The place has been dry for a long time as well.)
But it must have been a catastrophe for whatever critter had been denning in the hollow trunk. I’m guessing it was a bird based on the grassy nature of the nesting material that was in it. Perhaps this was the home of the owl we often hear at night from this part of the woods. I don’t know what kind of den a raccoon makes, so that could be the evicted party.
I like to find things like this in the forest and try to read the stories they have to tell. What story do you see here?