After last week's lichen-hunt with my chum Amy-Lynn, I've taken to exploring the woods with a hand lens in my pocket.
It's amazing the tiny detail it reveals.
So the other day I wondered what would happen if I tried to put the lens of my cheapo little digital camera against the eyepiece of the hand lens and snap a picture.
And this is what happened. The above shot looks like a terrarium. But what you're looking at is about one inch across. You can click on it and any of the pictures to reveal even more detail.
I was really quite surprised and pleased with the results.
The hand lens will go with me on all my walks in the future.
What tiny marvels are all around us just waiting to be discovered.