Wildlife at the Water Points

Originally posted on Journals of a Naturalist:
4 August, 2019 This past week I was able to assist my wife in running from Marysville, Kansas to Beatrice, Nebraska along a trail that runs along the Big Blue River. I help by stopping at the trailheads in towns that are about 6-8 miles apart by trail and waiting for her to show up and refill water… Continue reading Wildlife at the Water Points

Same Oak, Different Gall

Originally posted on Backyard and Beyond:
Looking a bit like mushrooms, these galls on the leaves of this white oak in Green-Wood are the results of yet another Cynipidae gall wasp, Phylloteras poculum. Mine was the third iNaturalist report of this species. I tracked the species down on bugguide.net. Bugguide.net doesn’t have an image of the actual (tiny) wasp. So this one oak tree has… Continue reading Same Oak, Different Gall