Suburban Wildlife

Where we can watch and relate to wildlife in a suburban backyard.
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Friday, September 3, 2010

Risky Attraction yellow jacket hornets!

The bamboo is in it's full glory. The blooms attract just about everything including almost the full range of stinging critters. Bees, wasp, hornets. It's not an area I want to push my way through right now, but the bamboo surrounds the north-east corner of the retreat. What a spot to photograph these insects.

Fall colors

This will be a deep red by the time the snow falls. It seems to attract mostly the bumble bees.

Yet this is no garden of Eden.

Can you see what is lurking there to catch the unwary? Yet this is also a dangerous place for her. There are hunting wasps frequenting the area, and this is one of their special treats to feed their emerging grubs.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer Storms

We probably won't see any more of this type of sky until next year. Nature is getting ready for the next act in the seasons.

Blooming Bamboo

The babboo is now as high as the roof of the retreat. With the hot weather we are having it should be in full bloom by tomorrow. The bees and hornets are already checking it out.