How do you read the following pictures? What's the story in each one?
When you've finished reading, there are some possible answers at the bottom of the post for self-checking.
You're on the honor system.
Picture A (above) on the marshy edge of Hagen's Cove. Do you see a short story here?
Picture B (above) is also at Hagen's Cove in the intertidal zone. What' the story here?
Picture C (above) has a tale to tell too. What might it be?
Answers ... some possible answers, are below if you scroll down a wee bit.
Picture A: The question is, why the cluster of palms around the dead oak? The answer is birds love to eat the small seedy fruit of the sabal palm and they love to perch on any tree standing in the mainly treeless marshland. Birds being birds, plenty of seed laden feces were dropped from those perches with the resulting ring of palms.
Picture B: A fiddler crab lives here. The balls of mud are the pellets produced as the crabs process detritus and other nutrients in the mud.
Picture C: A hole in the limerock at Steinhatchee Falls. This might be the same process that happens up north where a cobble gets caught in a dip in the rock and then tumbled relentlessly by the current until it gouges out a bowl shape in the bedrock. Our limestone is a fairly soft rock so the process probably happens faster here than in places with real rocks.