Tiny things in Big Bend Ranch State Park

Big Bend Ranch State Park is located in the Chihuahuan Desert. With all the giant rocks, mountains, and expanses before you, it’s easy to pass by the tiny things.

Tiny star.

Tiny star-shaped pod.
Ants. They are tiny, even when they are kinda big for the ant family.
Ants. They are tiny, even when they are kinda big for the ant family.
Bitty grasses in a tiny puddle.
Bitty grasses in a tiny puddle.
Tiny tunas on a Christmas Cactus. These look like they might be normal-size prickly pear tunas. But, they were smaller than a dime. MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY IN ACTION!
Tiny tunas. These look like they might be normal-size prickly pear tunas. But, they were smaller than a dime. MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY IN ACTION!
Thin stripes of lichen.
Thin stripes of lichen. Just learned that lichens grow at a rate of 1/2 inch per year. These lichens are ancient, then, considering how slowly growth occurs in the Chihuahuan Desert.

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