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Insects and Peppermints

Like a fuzzy mint confection, this Wool sower gall was a sweet treat for the eyes. Created by the Wool sower wasp (Callirhytis seminator) — or by its grubs — it’s apparently not dangerous to its host (a White oak, … Continue reading

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Gall stars

Packed with tiny powder blue worlds of juniper berries, the cosmic environs of this Eastern red cedar tree were suffering the invasion of some large aliens in the form of dimpled, brown cedar-apple rust galls. (Previous post featuring a red … Continue reading

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