For many years I have been collecting leaves and discovered a phenomena that I find truly fascinating on specific leaves called "leaf miner's leaves". The leaves are the dwellings of animals, various insects' architectural habitat. Leaf miner's leaves are a phenomena in nature in the plant kingdom where the larvae of various insects tunnel their way through a leaf eating its living tissue. The leaf miners create distinctive patterns on each leaf. The snake-like serpentine tunnels protect them from predators and plant defenses.

Author/Artist Bio

Susan Hoenig is an Eco-Artist. She teaches in Art Out-Reach Programs. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Susan works at the Featherbed Lane Bird Banding Station in the Sourland Mountains of New Jersey.

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