Sunday, April 10, 2011

All God's Creatures Sunday

There are quite a few of these around the outer edge of this park, where we are located by the way. I was worried at first about what might be living in there.
Then it dawned on me that this might belong to mud daubers! I wonder if each of those little round balls of mud contain an egg? A while back, I read that mud daubers lay their egg and find a little spider to put in with the egg so that when the egg hatches it will have the spider to eat.  Clever, don't you think?  If anyone knows what this truly is...please share!
On another note, we were walking Shasta not far from the mh, and came across this little pond.
I know the sign says Bass Lake, but it's really just a little pond, chock full of these!
Turtles! As many little heads as we saw that kept popping up and down, there must be gobs of them in there.


  1. Looks like a crawfish hole. We have them here. Here is a link to what the mud daubers nests look like:

  2. Oh my gosh! You are right! I love learning new things like that, thanks!
    Dinner right outside my window. Who knew? He he he.

  3. Welcome to my blog and many thanks for so kind words !!!
    Your photos are amazing !!!
    We love the travels too...
    Greetings from Greece

  4. Oh boy...this brings me back to my childhood. See, my daddy grew up in the heart of Georgia...with, what he'd call, "turtle-heads". When I was little, he'd keep me from going into their bedroom, telling me that there were turtle-heads under the bed.

    I never asked what they were, I was just scared of them. It wasn't until I got older when I realized what he was up to :)

  5. Always something to learn.

    That last photo is really nice. Thanks for bringing so much to us here through your words and pictures.

  6. Gosh. I always thought crayfish/crawfish lived entirely in the sea. You learn something new every day.