‘Tracks’ is not only the name of the theme I use on my web site (find it here), but also the subject of my latest post. A late December walk at Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve turned up this rather wonderfully-decorated pine log incised with intricate wood borings. Fascinating to think that a few tiny beetles could create such a fine lacework as they munched away in the dark, hiding from predators under the bark. Isn’t nature wonderful?

Bark beetle tracks – detail

Dawlish, England, United Kingdom