Travel Bug Dog Tag Misc.-Buckeye or Chestnut TB14

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Released:
Monday, March 26, 2012
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Okobojiguy.

This is not collectible.

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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

buckeyes&chestnuts1

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 havings 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 the orient.

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 (8312.3mi) View Map

Discovered It 8/31/2016 gonefishing2 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at event

Discovered It 3/15/2015 Backwards Charlie from Austin discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at one or more of the events held in conjunction with the 2015 Texas Challenge in Lubbock, Texas. Thanks for sharing.

Discovered It 3/14/2015 Swampfires discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered this at the Texas Challenge 2015 Mega Event. Thank you very much for sharing!

Retrieve It from a Cache 3/10/2014 Okobojiguy retrieved it from What's an Isthmus? Iowa   Visit Log

Droping off this weekend!

Dropped Off 12/30/2013 lagrac placed it in What's an Isthmus? Iowa - 22.23 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/30/2013 lagrac took it to Johnny Jahn Iowa - 22.84 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/29/2013 lagrac took it to Oasis Iowa - 158 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 12/25/2013 lagrac retrieved it from If you're a visitor... (P&G) Wisconsin   Visit Log

Clever idea for a TB.
I'll get it moving for you again shortly.

Dropped Off 12/18/2013 Finding-Bigfoot placed it in If you're a visitor... (P&G) Wisconsin - 27.96 miles  Visit Log

Temp home

Visited 12/17/2013 Finding-Bigfoot took it to Goodview Park Minnesota - 65.75 miles  Visit Log
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