Beware, the Pit!
Let’s see a show of hands: how many of you grown-up adult kinds of folks 1) know what this conical depression is and 2) have been entertained thereby in your oh so distant childhood past? Get’em up there and let me see.
Now: how many of your children would know? Your grand children? Is the number diminishing with each generation? My guess is YES. Shame on us.
So this is a doodlebug trap. An antlion lives at the bottom. And the ferocious creature can sometimes be fished out of its lair by “doodling” with a pine straw. You’ve done this. Right? No? It’s not too late!
In the way of a refresher course, here’s the cone-trap in cut-away view, and the Lion at the bottom (fearsome ain’t he?)
And everything you always wanted to know about Doodlebugs–including videos–is here.
Now, go ye into the world with straw of pine and doodle your way to enlightenment. Friday it is, grasshopper, and pleased I am.