Monday, October 15, 2012

Daily Dose of Fall #15

At the same garage sale where I got the oak leaves (see yesterday's post, #14), I purchased a bag full of oak leaves that had some oak galls attached. Yup, still kind of creepy, but I thought they were really fascinating. Here's a link to how they're formed, which is basically by a cynipid wasp laying her eggs in the oak tissue: http://www.paulnoll.com/Oregon/Wildflower/plant-Gall-Oak.html ©Carol Leigh

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