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Billy Joe Fudge identifies object as Oak Gall

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
The photo is a little fuzzy but I believe the object on the left is an oak gall. Oak galls are usually formed by some sort of insect depositing eggs on a leaf, leaf petiole, or twig. They then cover the eggs with bodily fluids forming a protective cover around the eggs thus in some cases forming somewhat round balls. The object on the right is a nickel, I believe. Sorry I just could not resist. -Billy Joe Fudge
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What is it? Found under an oak tree



2011-05-26 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Billie Lee.
"I found this out in the yard this morning, underneath a large oak tree," writes Billie Lee, and asks, "I was wondering if any of the local botanists could identify it." (2011-05-25) Billy Joe Fudge identified item on left as an Oak Gall.

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