Thanks to everyone who participated in both the Natural Things Swap and the follow-up quiz. I hope you've all enjoyed it as much as I have.
I'm planning another one for next fall, so watch for more information around the beginning of September. And keep your eyes open for possible items to swap!
This is a golden rod gall - that bulge (the gall) was once the home for a goldenrod gall larva. It was nourished and protected by the plant stem until it was time to emerge and finish metamorphosis.
I wasn't familiar with these before the swap, and am anxious to check out the goldenrod fields next fall to see if I can find more!
2. Soybean seed and seed pod
3. Magnolia Seed Pod
7. Mesquite seed pods
8. Skate egg sac
I'll be back shortly to announce the winner of the Exploring Nature subscription!