Goldenrod Galls

Goldenrod GallsThree goldenrod gall flies have made homes in the stems of goldenrod in the field. I never knew what these bulbous things were and finally asked a colleague who enlightened me. Although they look like they would kill its host, the plants don’t seem to mind. Downy woodpeckers and chickadees consider the larva a tasty treat.

© Sheila Creighton 2016

Post 1000 – Gray Treefrog

Grey Tree Frog

This image of a cute little Gray Treefrog climbing a maple tree is my 1000 daily post! I hear this frog a lot but have never seen him close up until yesterday. They are a species of small arboreal frogs native to the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. Like chameleons, they have the ability to change colour from grey to green or brown. This little guy froze and pretended he was not there which the fly just above him was lucky for.
Thanks to all who visit my blog and keep me inspired to post images daily – here’s to another 1000!

© Sheila Creighton 2012