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7-4-18 mystery photo_U1A9838Identify these mystery objects with ¼-inch “rabbit ears” by going to the Naturally Curious blog site ( and clicking on “Comments” at the bottom of this post. Answer will be posted on Friday, July 6th.

27 responses

  1. Su

    Either blueberries or 1/4″ rabbits?

    July 4, 2018 at 7:36 am

    • Chanda

      Are they emerging butternuts?

      July 4, 2018 at 10:43 pm



    July 4, 2018 at 7:43 am

  3. Marie

    Not blueberries ….maybe a 2 inch rabbit!

    July 4, 2018 at 7:59 am

  4. Marilyn

    I don’t even have a creative guess for this one! Looks like galls. How do they change in a day?

    July 4, 2018 at 8:21 am

  5. Thomas Farmer

    Shot in the dark here… if inferior fruits, there would have to be flower remains on the end BUT… those green fuzzy rabbit ears look more like leaves and are mostly greenish. If not fruits, then they infamous moldy lemon insect gall I’m thinking. Funky! No idea on the opposite, bent stemmed, herbaceous plant.

    July 4, 2018 at 8:24 am

  6. Alice Pratt

    I think that you are more a ‘woodlands’ person, Mary…otherwise thinking the fruit pods starting on a Rosa Rugosa, but I thought those were more green. I don’t think a Rosa Multiflora…

    July 4, 2018 at 8:50 am

  7. Stein

    I’m going to guess that it’s a bunch young butternuts… good puzzle… thanks for the brain workout…

    July 4, 2018 at 8:52 am

  8. Pat

    3 galls on a beech tree that have always aspired to be poppies. 😉

    July 4, 2018 at 8:56 am

  9. Looks, possibly, like a wasp gall on a species of shrub with opposite leaves (Viburnum?)

    July 4, 2018 at 9:10 am

  10. Jean Bergstrom

    Some sort of gall?

    July 4, 2018 at 9:49 am

  11. Melanie Lanctot

    Looks like some kind of oak gall.

    July 4, 2018 at 9:50 am

  12. Kathy Schillemat

    My grandson says it’s kiwis.

    July 4, 2018 at 10:13 am

  13. Deb

    pistillate flowers of a walnut

    July 4, 2018 at 10:29 am

  14. Laurie Spry

    Liking the viburnum gall idea…now I’m going out to look at some wild plants around here! I have sure never noticed anything like those ‘bumps’. Tough one!

    July 4, 2018 at 10:53 am

  15. Trish

    Rose gall

    July 4, 2018 at 11:26 am

  16. Liz Loucks

    Baby Black Walnuts

    July 4, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    • Liz Loucks

      Or another Juglans species. (such as Butternut)

      July 4, 2018 at 1:05 pm

  17. sue j

    Looks like fruit to me. Pears!

    July 4, 2018 at 1:02 pm

  18. Kathie Fiveash

    Black walnuts forming.

    July 4, 2018 at 1:21 pm

  19. Bill on the hill

    Like many of the other comments, galls come to mind, perhaps on a wild raspberry shoot?
    What a bizzare looking freak of nature…: )

    July 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm

  20. Amy Newlove

    Potato bud

    July 4, 2018 at 2:04 pm

  21. fludwig12

    I vote for walnut or butternut. “Rabbit ears” look like leftovers from pistils.

    July 4, 2018 at 10:10 pm

  22. Bill on the hill

    One of the comments suggests rosa rugosa. I have these growing wild all around my property as they do develop the bright red balls prior to flowering out beautifully, however I simply can’t recall them looking this way in their early development stage. These appear to be more fruit like versus a gall formation, therefore I retract my 1st guess! LOL…
    A real head scratcher Mary but fun trying to make sense of it…
    Bill Farr…

    July 5, 2018 at 7:45 am

  23. Connie Youngstrom

    I’d say butternut.

    July 5, 2018 at 8:19 am

  24. Sandy

    Oak apple galls forming? So cute, never saw these bunny ears.

    July 5, 2018 at 11:16 am

  25. Doria

    Something to do with poppies?

    July 5, 2018 at 11:17 am

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