Wednesday, March 25, 2009
We found an entire bush covered in galls on the way to the Fairy Door. I am unable to link to the 'owner' of the waypoint -- his blog has become "by invitation only." It is also Seamus' Cache, GC18Y0C. I was pretty happy to spot the galls after two or three failed attempts earlier this month.
We smirk now, every time we see a redcedar growing under a telephone wire -- you have to read _Discover Nature in Winter_ to understand. I think our relationship with that tree will increase as time passes because we read about it.
According to the same book, "Gall insects account for an enormous amount of the protein that birds, bats, squirrels, chipmunks, mice, and other animals use for food."