We’re getting in a hike a day… the dogs and I are loving it! We haven’t found very many treasures, but that doesn’t keep us from looking!
Many of the cliffs or buildings around here have these barn swallow nests. These are last year’s version.
If anyone knows what kind of nest this is, let me know! I heard a strange bird down along the creek, but the dogs chased it away before I could see it. This nest is in a crack in the cliff right there with the barn swallow nests. I assume it’s last year’s model as well.
This is part of the neighbor’s irrigation head gate. It did make me laugh. Just because you are the “cheif engineer”, it doesn’t mean you can spell…
Here are two treasures from the other day. The tiny one is a freshwater clam shell. You can see it’s very tiny. Close to the same place, I have found one almost 3” long. It’s around here somewhere, but I couldn’t lay hands on it to compare. The second one is NOT a bullet. I showed finding this in my video. It is a belemnite fossil.
Wikipedia describes belemnites as: “an extinctorder of squid-like cephalopods that existed from the Late Triassic to Late Cretaceous. Unlike squid, belemnites had an internal skeleton that made up the cone.” We find many belemnites around here from 1/2″ – 3″ long.
More hikes to come… more treasures to find…