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Insect Universe

All photos taken on August 17, 2021, during our weekly walk in Bunchberry Meadows/Tucker’s Field.

It seemed every time we turned around, we spotted movement on the flowers and in the bushes. Not large animals, but insects…grasshoppers, moths and butterflies, dragon and damsel flies, wasps, bees, flies… The place was definitely a-buzz with life.

Insect Universe

Bunchberry Meadows,

beehive of activity.

Insect Universe.

Look at this guy’s head. It looks like a hammerhead shark
damsel fly hiding in the shade
More exposed
somebody likes raspberries
busy as a bumblebee
huge wasp nest…I did not go closer to see if anyone was home
who knew there was so much variety in the bee/wasp family?
this bumblebee may be slowing down

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

22 thoughts on “Insect Universe

    1. Thanks Leighton. I could not believe my luck on this day. They were everywhere doing insect work. The wasp nests really varied in the forest and there were some huge ones and some small ones. Glad we never disturbed them when they were occupied. Thanks for reading and have a great Saturday. Allan

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    1. Thanks Lori. These wasp nests were all through the forest and as the leaves drop, we are amazed how high up in the trees they built. Most of them have now succumbed to winds and weather and are falling apart. Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend. Allan

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    1. It was a buzzy day Lynette. The wasp nests were all over Bunchberry Meadows and Tucker’s Field. There were so many flowers around, the wasps never bothered us until we sat down for lunch. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. anddddd, no photos of mosquitoes. The good news is they were in short supply here due to the drought. We are seeing a lot more wasp nests now that the leaves are gone. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. Nice shots. I really enjoyed them. That was one big nest. Glad you kept your distance. Wow. We have had to have two professionally removed hornets nest. Something we learned once one hornet stings they let out some kind of pheromones to tell the other honeys to attack. One guy was bit seven times. Not fun. Big hugs you two. 🤗❤️

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    1. Thanks Joni. The forest is full of wasps, but we were seldom bothered by them. They are all done for the year now. Typically wasps do like to sting me. Thanks for reading. Hugs to you both. Allan 🤗🤗

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