It is nice to like a variety of foods and this wasp at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area is chewing through these flowers to get at the nectar. Not being strictly vegetarian, those fearsome mandibles can dispatch other insects, especially caterpillars, when the wasp feels the need for meat.
The Florida heat can make anyone lethargic and so it is at the big Paper Wasp nest at Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). The wasps seem to spend the hottest part of the day, even though they are in the shade, which itself is pretty warm cut off mostly from the breeze given the nest’s location in a sort of inverted box attached to the wall, moving as little as possible. I can completely relate. Besides […]
Let us not forget the insects this holiday season! Especially the hard working pollinators, who we should all be grateful for. As seen at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) the day before Christmas Eve.