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Travel Bug Dog Tag Misc.-Buckeye or Chestnut TB01

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Saturday, 12 November 2011
Texas, United States
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In the hands of misspyt.

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Please drop this item in rural or Premium Member Only caches.  Do not drop it in an urban cache or leave it behind at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; this prevents the chain and tag tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S.

About This Item


My wife is from Toledo, OH, so when she visits family she always brings buckeyes back to Texas with her. In 2011 we were in Switzerland and Austria and, never having seen chestnuts, we thought we were seeing buckeyes on the sidewalks. We learned the truth and I had another idea for travel bugs. We later aquired some chestnuts for comparison.

The TB is either a buckeye or chestnut—you decide after comparison with the photos.  Buckeyes tend to be a little smaller in size, with a smaller hilum (attachment scar) and are darker colored.  If you are from Ohio, you probably know the difference since you are from the historic range of both species.  The American chestnut was extirpated from most of its range by a blight (caused by a fungus).  They now occur only in isolated spots on the margins of their former range.  The chestnuts we find in stores now mostly originate in Europe or Asia.   
Interestingly, despite the similarity of the nuts and tree leaves, buckeyes and chestnuts are in completely different plant families, and, chestnuts are edible whereas buckeyes can be toxic without a lot of preparation.

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Tracking History (8199.2mi) View Map

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 05/24/2015 misspyt grabbed it   Visit Log

Found this here in Palos Verdes and going to take it somewhere far from here.

Discovered It 05/24/2015 misspyt discovered it   Visit Log

I hope to send this travel bug somewhere from Palos Verdes, CA.

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/02/2015 cali-gal retrieved it from "45" Ohio   Visit Log

This is my first TB (coached by my geo-mentor). It will visit CA on it's travels, where it is much warmer in the winter. Go Bucks!

Dropped Off 12/14/2014 dstricker placed it in "45" Ohio - 7.81 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 12/13/2014 BigToothyCachinGrin discovered it   Visit Log

It's a nut...whatever.
I AM a Frog!
Thanks for sharing.

Retrieve It from a Cache 12/13/2014 dstricker retrieved it from The GEO-Channel (MM) Ohio   Visit Log

Snatched it up and will move it along.

Dropped Off 12/05/2014 Horner.130 placed it in The GEO-Channel (MM) Ohio - 37.64 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 11/18/2014 sunflowersu discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at the Ashland (OH) GeoChat Nov. 2014. Thanks for sharing--interesting info about the two nuts.

Discovered It 11/18/2014 Darth_Tater discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at "GeoChat Ashland - November 2014" - thanks for sharing!

Retrieve It from a Cache 10/26/2014 Horner.130 retrieved it from MCGT#21 Welcome to Big Island Ohio   Visit Log

Grabbed it and will put some more miles on it!

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