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Leaf-Miner Study Updated and Some Acorns Too

Leaf Miner 1

Today we hit the jackpot with leaf-miners while we were taking a hike with the dog. We found a whole bunch of leaves with signs of leaf-miners…how exciting!
(Original post HERE and the OHC Challenge HERE)

Leaf Miner 2
We were amazed at how crazy the path is on some of the leaves. Curls and swirls and then along the edges, there seems to be no rhyme or reason.

Oaks and Acorns 1

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We also were fascinated with the furry, fuzzy tops on these acorns. I like how they grow like twins on the branches of the oak tree.

Acorns and moss
I found a few on the ground along with some moss for a cute little acorn photo.

Just wanted to update our study with our latest finds.

7 thoughts on “Leaf-Miner Study Updated and Some Acorns Too

  1. hi barb, i’ve never seen a fuzzy acorn top. is it a particular stage of the acorn . . or a particular type of oak? thanks . .

  2. We have identified it as a Canyon Live Oak (or it is also called the Golden Cup Oak).

    The acorns will eventually turn a chestnut brown.

    Awesome aren’t they?

  3. I have never heard of a leaf miner. That is really cool. I see a Google search in my future. 😉

  4. Great post! Love the very clear pictures of the leaf minor leaves, and I wish I could touch the acorns! I don’t think I’ve ever seen acorns like that.

  5. The videos you linked to are wonderful as are these photos of yours. Fascinating to us! And those acorns are wow! Much different from ours. I really like the Emerson quote too!

  6. thanks, barb! endlessly fascinating!

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