Take a look at the brown stuff all over the fronds of this young cabbage palm. Looks to me like some dead plant matter got caught in there somehow.
Hmm. Let’s peer a little closer.
Figured out yet what you’re looking at?
It’s a walking stick orgy: an uncountable number of mating pairs of two-lined walking sticks, Anisomorpha buprestoides, all piled on top of each other. Toto, I don’t think we’re in Ohio anymore.