I haven’t been in the mountain forest for a while. With its cliffs and rocks these woods, which are also known as “Acherli forest”, are one of the coolest and most ethnic I know. But it’s exhausting to get there! I have to walk about 30 minutes before I even reach the forest borders. I’m often too lazy for that. Anyway, I got almost all of my self-found skulls from the Acherli forest - it is a real treasure chest.
More under the cut.
Next to the bone hunt I like to relax there. Often I stand between the trees listening to the sound of the wind and birds, breathing the fresh, musty air. I find my inner peace there. If you walk slowly through the paths with your eyes open, it’s easy to discover small beauties:
|Some fire bugs sucking on a bud.|
|An earwig sleeps in its hideout.|
|Ok, more tree than something else: Nuthatch!|
|Cool, a real rarity!|
I didn’t pick up that skull, so we left it where it was.
On our return path we found some teeth of a young stag. I went to the Acherli forest for those teeth in the first play, because I found the stag teeth already months ago. Back then it still had flesh on it, so I left it in the forest. Now the flesh is gone and some teeth as well. Bleh, maybe some other visitors found my stag jaw. Leaving half-rotten stuff back in the forest always involves some risks ;)
But it wasn’t a tragedy.
The moistly weather was ideal for mushrooms, which is why we encountered some very special-looking ones. Look, it has the shape of a star. That’s why we call it “earth star” in the German language. I don’t know the name in English, sorry.
|It is a kind of a puffball.|