lies:

wild-flowers:

What are these weird galls on this Hackberry? Ewwwwww

They look pretty similar to images for hackberry psyllid (genus Pachypsylla).

I understand that amongst psyllids, anthropoid apes are considered kind of disgusting, too. So I guess it’s only fair for you to look askance at them.

Speaking just for myself, though, I think galls are pretty cool. 

Thanks for the ID! That’s a great website.



Lil’ bee on a marigold

Lil’ bee on a marigold




Marigolds




Marigolds



Dahlia

Dahlia



Dahlia

Dahlia




Tired bugs on Dahlias




What are these weird galls on this Hackberry? Ewwwwww




Autumn maple leaves



Autumn horse-chestnut leaves

Autumn horse-chestnut leaves



Autumn sweetgum leaves

Autumn sweetgum leaves




Autumn maple leaves



flowerfood:

datura forest on Flickr.datura forest in chicago

flowerfood:

datura forest on Flickr.

datura forest in chicago



biotas-are-nifty:

White Baneberry - Actaea pachypoda
Also known as Doll’s Eyes, due to the distinct white fruit produced by this flowering plant.
"Both the berries and the entire plant are considered poisonous to humans. The berries contain cardiogenic toxins which can have an immediate sedative effect on human cardiac muscle tissue, and are the most poisonous part of the plant. Ingestion of the berries can lead to cardiac arrest and death. The berries are harmless to birds, the plant’s primary seed dispersers."

biotas-are-nifty:

White Baneberry - Actaea pachypoda


Also known as Doll’s Eyes, due to the distinct white fruit produced by this flowering plant.

"Both the berries and the entire plant are considered poisonous to humans. The berries contain cardiogenic toxins which can have an immediate sedative effect on human cardiac muscle tissue, and are the most poisonous part of the plant. Ingestion of the berries can lead to cardiac arrest and death. The berries are harmless to birds, the plant’s primary seed dispersers."



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