It is interesting what you find when you slow down a bit and look at the natural details around you. This is a neat rodent path that was running through tall coastal grass. It was probably made by an Amargosa Vole or some other field mouse. This was in a small grassy area on the top of a hill overlooking a rocky beach along the California coast. I like the structure of the path with the overarching tunnel. It’s evident that the path is used often. Not only is traveling the same path consistently a convenient way for the animal to travel through the grass, but the overhead structure probably provides some protection from being seen by predators.
3 thoughts on “Sunday Nature Stills – 02/03/2019”
I am amazed by how effectively tunnels like this can camouflage an animal… and by how many of these tunnels exist around us every day!
A small wonder that most of us would probably have overlooked. Thank you for noticing and sharing.
A good reminder to slow down and look at things more closely.