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?
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 68° 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 for them to enjoy.
- 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. Snow this weekend, so the insects will be sheltering in the garden.