Ghost Flowers! Earthstars! Hickory Horned Devils! ... And More Weird and Wonderful Oddities of Nature

Don't fear these oddities of nature. Hickory horned devils (a caterpillar), Earthstars (a fungus), and ghost flowers all have their niche.

sapsucker
Sapsuckers bore into tree bark and then feed on the sap that collects in and around the holes.
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