In autumn, all the wasps excepting fertilised Queens die, but before they do, they eat and eat and eat. They tend to be cold and a bit sluggish, slightly slower moving than in summer, perfect for photo shoots. the south facing winter flowering Ivy wall in Kilburn Road allotments, York, is buzzing with insect activity at this time. For the first time ever, I have persuaded wasps to climb onto my hand, hoping to get closer shots. There are about 8 images (out of a hundred) which are reasonably OK.
The pink “mountain” is my hand.
The best camera is the one you have with you.
I support Butterfly Conservation.
“Butterflies adorn the world and delight the eye”
John Ray (17th century naturalist)
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
“Of one Essence is the human race,
thus has Creation put the base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient
For all Others to feel the Mace ”
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