Have you ever taken a moment to look at your surroundings? I don’t mean casually glancing out the window while driving or looking around a room when you first walk in. I’m talking about taking the time to truly appreciate nature and all of its beauty.
There’s something about spending time in nature that just makes everything feel a little more peaceful. Maybe it’s the fresh air or the calming sounds of the birds and the wind, but there’s no doubt that being surrounded by plants and animals can be a relaxing experience. And even though we all know that nature is full of beauty, there are probably some things you’ve seen out there that still managed to surprise you.
r/MildlyInteresting is one of the most popular communities on Reddit, with over 18 million members and thousands browsing it at any given moment; it collects these things you might see while hiking or simply taking a walk outdoors.
In this blog, we have gathered 50 of the best ‘Mildly Interesting’ things that turned out to be surprising. Scroll down to check them out!
1. This area In Washington Looks Like Jurassic Park
2. Stygian Owl Known For Red Reflection Of Their Eyes That Are Often Associated With The Devil
3. The Inside Of My Purple Cabbage
4. A 225 Million Year Old Petrified Opal Tree Trunk Located In Arizona
5. Two Roses Are Growing Out Of The Dying Remains Of The Other Rose
6. Black And White Squirrel That Came Up To Me On My Walk
7. Took A Photo From The Same Spot In All 4 Seasons
8. Blue Sky Reflecting On Neighboring Building With Storm Behind It
9. How They Replanted This Forest To Smile At You In The Fall
10. I Have Partial Heterochromia In Both Eyes
11. A Tree Growing On The Branch Of Another Tree
12. Found Some Icicles Looking Like Chess Pieces
13. The Way This Tree Stump Has A Cityscape On It
14. This Snowflake Perfectly Suspended On A Spider’s Thread
15. This Cat Has Black Circles Around This Eyes
16. This Cat’s Markings Make It Look Like Its Nose Is Missing
17. Found A Patch Of Moss Behind A Loading Dock That Looks Like A Tiny Tropical Island With A Palm Tree
18. My Cat Has A Cat In His Markings
19. The Way My Silhouette Appears Within This Circular Rainbow
20. Jupiter And Saturn Alignment From Italy
21. Watched A Crimson Rose Caterpillar Metamorphosize To A Butterfly
22. Splitting Firewood And Found A Piece Resembling The Sky In The Starry Night
23. This Rock That Looks Like A Sock
24. This Eagle Struck Me A Pose On The Top Floor Of A Mall
25. The Way This Pumpkin Has Rotted Is Just Creepy
26. Tree Fell But Grew Back Up
27. Bone Cancer In A Snake Skeleton
28. The Skin On My Apple Kinda Looks Like The Silhouette Of A Camel
29. This Knot On Our Door Glows Red When The Sun Shines On The Other Side
30. The Pattern Of The Ice On My Windscreen This Morning
31. I Went Hiking And Found A Rock/Log That Resembled A Giant Moss Puppy
32. This Bridge To Nowhere. When The Tide Is Out, It Allows Beachgoers To Cross A Stream That Cuts Across The Beach
33. This Egg My Chicken Laid Looks Like A Kinder Surprise Egg
34. This Jalapeño Looks Like A T-Rex
35. Was Cutting Down A Tree At A Golf Course And Found A Golf Ball Wedged In It
36. I Found A 5 Leaf Clover!
37. I Found This Print From Where A Gray Wolf Slept In The Snow. You Can Even See Her Ribs!
38. Our Kiwi Vine Produces Mostly Twins And Triplet Fruits, Enough To Showcase The Cell Division Process
39. This 5 Inch Moth We Found In Our House Yard Today
40. Forgot Spaghetti With Mushrooms In The Microwave For A Week. Now It’s A Floofly Ball Of Mold
41. This Tree That Has Grown Across The Driveway And Sprouted More Trees Off The Top
42. Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning
43. Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning
44. The Way This Ice Has Formed Looks Like A Tiny Forest
45. The Way This Bird Sits While Eating
46. My Cat Has A Genetic Mutation That Makes Her Eyes Weird, Her Sight Is Perfect
47. I Found A Mushroom That Looks Like A Little Owl
48. I Saw A White Deer In The Woods The Other Day
49. My Cat Has A Cookie Shape On His Belly
50. My Tuxedo Cat Wednesday Has White Lines Going Down Each Leg. From Underneath, She Looks Skeletal
So there you have it, 50 things you probably wouldn’t expect to find in nature. Some of them are beautiful, some are strange, and all are worth taking a second look at the next time you’re out for a walk.
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this post with your friends – they’re sure to be surprised by some of these finds too!