Ohio Gall Meetup

Hello all,
Just wanted to gauge if there would be any interest in meeting up and hunting some galls together. I am thinking a fall time frame (maybe early September)... in a central-ish location (perhaps some post oak sites in central Ohio).. I realize this wont be convenient for everyone... and if those that are interested are all in one corner of the state I am open to other suggestions.

Tagging people who are on the ohio gall leaderboards
@kemper @cladonia_chris @edisoncigany @erin2003 @leezeca @lo-am @schurchin @whateverwatcher
@chelsealynne @rogue_biologist @srmyers @rcurtis @bwhiteley @maryehunt @mmnat @bunnymom20 @greenscenery @kristendiesburg @argentacer @emerlee

I have already hunted with a few people on this list and always have a great time. Feel free to tag others who may be interested.

Let me know in a comment or DM if this is something you might be interested in.


Publicado el junio 15, 2023 04:27 TARDE por calconey calconey


I won't be here in early September :(, I'll be in Germany still (until the 28th of Sep). But I'd be glad to join in spirit by looking for what I can in the European gall fauna while I'm abroad!

Publicado por kemper hace 8 meses

Sounds like a blast!

Publicado por bunnymom20 hace 8 meses

I would love to, but I don't have a driver's license so it's not really a possibility for me at the moment. I should have one by summer of next year, so if you decide to meet up again please let me know and I'll try my best to be there.

Publicado por erinnaturalist hace 8 meses

I would be down for a meetup!

Publicado por cladonia_chris hace 8 meses

I am open if available. Some of us NE Ohio folks may be able to pool. What are the leaderboards you speak of? I don’t see a gall project for Ohio, but since you have taken the time to make such a great list, perhaps there should be a collection project.

Publicado por rcurtis hace 8 meses

Sounds like fun!

Publicado por whateverwatcher hace 8 meses

I'm interested! It does sound fun.

Publicado por kristendiesburg hace 8 meses

I would love to go gall hunting again! Would it be ok if I shared this event with the botany and entomology clubs at OSU? I think it would be a great opportunity to teach people about galls!

Publicado por edisoncigany hace 8 meses

@rcurtis I just looked at the leaderboards for the four biggest gall groups

Oak Gall Wasps - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=31&subview=map&taxon_id=205775&view=observers
Gall Midges - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=31&subview=map&taxon_id=322033&view=observers
Gall Mites - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=31&subview=map&taxon_id=55584&view=observers
Gall Aphids - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=31&subview=map&taxon_id=125165&view=observers
We probably could make a project that lumps all these together and add a few of the common groups that dont fit in any of these categories, most non-aphid hemipterans (Phylloxera, Pachypsylla, etc)

@edisoncigany yes feel free to share, I will get together some more specific details soon.

Publicado por calconey hace 8 meses

Definitely interested! I'll be recovering from surgery Aug 15-Sept 15 so can't do that time frame, but if it's before or after that I would love to. I don't mind traveling an hour or two also (from Athens area).

Publicado por lo-am hace 8 meses

That sounds great! Keep me posted!

Publicado por srmyers hace 8 meses

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