What is it? Surely one of you clever readers can tell me.
I found this on the day Libby and I were trying to mark the bit of our southern property line that isn’t fenced. Whatever this thing is, it is affixed to a steel fence pose, and if you intend to examine it in person, it is the steel post that marks the southwest corner of Roundrock, just where the road across my neighbor’s meadow enters the trees.
I imagine it is an egg case for some insect. Does that seem reasonable? It must have spent the winter here since I found it in early March when no insects were abroad in the land. The side of the post this is on faces north.
The case (?) has holes in it, as you can see. Are those for air to get in, or does that mean that whatever was incubating in there has already escaped? Is this thing for one bug, or was there a whole horde of them in there?
It’s faintly creepy, at least to my eye, but knowledge is power, so if any of you kind readers (I’m assuming there is more than one person who visits this humble blog) can tell me what this is, you can dispel darkness and make me less anxious.
- Red morel mushtooms begin to appear.
- Horned larks flock in open fields.
Today in Missouri history:
- Legislation allowing the creation of Missouri Normal School Number Five was passed on this date in 1905. Today it goes by the name Northwest Missouri State University.