Not Alice’s Wonderland, but my world of small shown big.
Alice in Wonderland did not run into bees and wasps, but can you imagine running into them if they were really big? Alice mistook flying elephants for bees seeing them buzzing flowers in the far distance. Think back to when you were a curious seven and a half year-old, and follow this Yellow Jacket on its journey. What might we find?
When not flying around or stinging adversaries, did you ever wonder what wasps are up to in November? Well, let me tell you…
They take a scenic hike. Going for a walk is most relaxing, even stopping for a dip in the lake.
They explore end to end.
They look for some companionship…
and visit other insects.
They might sit for a spell.
Greener pastures are calling. Time for lunch…
A good sip of water can be found.
And tasty fruit.
Yum, yum, yum.
After a good meal, they do a thorough cleaning.
Have a good scratch and fluff up the hairs.
Then take off and find new adventures. There are always new adventures to be found in Wonderland.
Want to know how I got these photos? It is November remember? It was 64° today, and the insects were a bit sluggish. I…
- Set up a tiny landscape on a decaying poplar log. Moss and leaves makes the terrain.
- Provided a little water and fruit.
- Added the insects I carefully caught in a jar.
- Placed them on my poplar log in the garden.
- Set up the camera on a tripod with a 60mm macro lens.
- Watched what would happen.
The grasshopper only stayed a second or two, but the wasp was there for a long while enjoying the handouts. Alice continues next Monday with some really big insects.