Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thursday in the Garden

biped...."This week we have pictures of Oak Galls."


biped..."Oak galls are created when a tiny wasp lays its eggs on leaves of young red oak trees. The tree reacts to the eggs and a gall forms around the eggs. These are fuzzy but by mid summer the fuzz goes away and they turn into hard shells. The galls normally don't hurt the trees."


9 comments:

AFSS said...

That is very interesting. We are glad it normally doesn't hurt the tree.

Daisy said...

Those things scare me, just a little bit.

Kea said...

We've never seen anything like that. That's pretty cool...in an icky sort of way. If that makes sense! LOL.

Furkidsmom said...

Wow those are cool...we've never seen them before. How do the baby wasps get out?

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

That is so interesting and we bet they're fun to play with when they fall!

Remington said...

I have never seen that before....thanks for sharing....

Baby Patches said...

Yikes! Do wasps comes out of those...momma & don't likes da sounds of dat.

Glad to hears it doesn't hurts da tree, are dere a whole bunch in da trees?

Katnip Lounge said...

That's neat! Would it be possible to get more pictures later? Mommy is going to Google this and learn all about it.
xx lounge kats

Angel and Kirby said...

We have huge oaks in our front yard and we see those, too. however, Mom had never noticed that they were fuzzy when they start out!