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November 25, 2014
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Anyone home?

Blending nicely with the wood was a small American toad, who, in turn, checked me out. Another day, I observed a large snail exploring the same stump.


October 27, 2011

To most of us, a rotting stump is—well—a rotting stump. But for many other life forms, ranging from micro-organisms to insects to birds (and the occasional amphibian), rotting wood can be a valuable resource for food and shelter. While exercising caution, make it a point to inspect such potential treasure-troves when you encounter them. Click the thumbnail photos at upper left to see who calls this stump "home."