365 Project — Day 3

I traipsed back to the wild flowers behind our house to see what I could zoom in on and snap into a photo.  Hmmm.  Not much.  The same kind of white-faced meadowhawk dragonfly that I photographed the first two days.  Some HUGE bumblebees, but they weren’t cooperating too much, preferring to hide behind the flowers.

Yesterday, I saw this huge black insect literally zooming above the wild flowers.  It was going so fast, I couldn’t see exactly what it was, except that it might be a dragonfly.  A medium-sized black dragonfly.  I was interested in seeing what it was, but it never landed.  Just zoomed.

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Today it landed.  Yikes!  It’s the biggest wasp I’ve ever seen, and is appropriately named Great Black Wasp.  They are a burrowing type of wasp.  Supposedly, their sting is very painful but they don’t sting unless attacked.  I’m counting on it!  I really want a photo with their wings up, but this guy landed and zoomed off so quick, I was lucky to get this shot.

Sue

2 thoughts on “365 Project — Day 3”

  1. We have those black wasps in our yard, too — I keep a bit of distance and they don’t seem to be aggressive. Also had a lovely and large sulphur meadowhawk (I think) recently and I’ll be posting a photo soon… Your wildlife photos are always inspiring!

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