Sunday, September 7, 2008
Rock Flipping in Dixfield, Maine
I learned upon waking this morning, that today is the Second Annual International Rock Flipping Day.
After reading about the day, I wished, for the first time in my life, that I was an elementary school teacher. Perhaps next year I will adequately prepare and plan and find a few little kids to take out rock flipping with me.
But, for this, my maiden year of participation, I was satisfied with flipping over some rocks from the flower bed. It was hard to flip the rock and get the camera up and focused before the little critters had scurried from the light but I was able to get a picture of their transportation tunnels. Little subterranean highways.
We had quite a bit of rain last night as Tropical Storm Hanna made her way out to the northern Atlantic and I don't know enough about what lives under rocks to know if all the rain had an effect on today's observations.
I do know that it was fun to flip the rocks and that next year I will have a guidebook to insects and an accomplice ready to snap the photo.