Today is the 6th annual International Rock Flipping Day!
I had to spend a chunk of today at work, so I was a bit of a creature under a rock myself. But I managed to heave the rock off and avoid the allure of nap-time; before heading home I took a walk by Starkweather Creek, to see if any rocks looked like they might conceal some interesting tenants…
As indeed they did. There was this beetle and millipede – armoured giants (relatively speaking) who showed no signs of alarm when I temporarily removed the roof over their heads:
A tiny red centipede that made for deeper cover:
Quite a few small, delicate little abandoned shells, that were hard to capture; this helical one was the most successful:
And of course a great many “common” earthworms and sow-bugs:
Under a log there were some sow-bugs that had lime-green spots down their backs. It was a log and not a rock, and the picture didn’t come out that well, but I like them too much not to post: