We have a provincial election coming up, with voting day on the same day we have a medical appointment for my husband in the city, so we are taking advantage of the advance polls being open right now.
I’d already voted and had to go through the whole registration process a few days ago, so when the girls and I came in, I had some time on my hands while they did the paperwork.
The location just happens to have a Pokemon Go gym at it, so I went outside to conquer it.
While I was doing that, I noticed some beautiful fungi at the bottom of a maple tree.
While pausing to take pictures, I noticed something amazing about the tree.
I’m going to stack the photos below and hopefully give you some sense of what I was seeing.
Woodpeckers have drilled a trench up the tree, then into the tree, with holes opening it up along the way.
That blows my mind is that the tree is somehow still alive! There is very little bark left on it.
While taking those pictures, I noticed the tree next to it.
With this, just a short distance from my head.
I have a hard time believing no one has noticed it, since it’s clearly been there a while. Which means it’s been left there on purpose. This is a municipal owned property, and all I can think when I see that is “liability.” !!
I can see where other trees have been taken down, plus there are pieces of tree trucks strewn about artistically in the grass. The trees are obviously tended to, in a general sense.
Though the power lines to the building run right through several trees.
I just thought that swooping, bird created trench and holes in the one tree was really amazing and wanted to share it. 🙂