Our neighbor has been clearing out his acres trying to make his pastures safe for mowing and livestock. He is hampered by the unexpected trash dumps found hidden on his land. Trash left by the previous owners of the property. Old washers, barrels, tires, toys, barbed wire, car parts and URO's (Unidentified Rusting Objects). Metal object bought, moved and then tossed in random piles and forgotten. Only the frogs know how this stuff got here but they are not saying a word. So our neighbor is now an archaeologist discovering the buying habits of the tribe that lived on his land long ago. They must have worshiped the washing machine since there are so many around half buried under the weeds and frogs.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.