Leaf Eating Wasp
Last Sunday I had these Sunday photos all ready to use. And then life got in the way (in a good way) of me writing the post. What it has meant though is that this week I’ve not had to think too much about My Sunday Photo! Yay! It’s been too hot and to busy to think too hard, so that was a bit of a blessing in disguise.
I had literally just settled down to write the post when the ‘children, suggested going for an evening swim, followed by a movie night. Now that’s not a request I get often and wasn’t about to let a blog post get in the way.
Weekend mornings are now the only time I get to head up the hills with the dogs. It’s just too hot to walk them any other time of the day now and weekday mornings aren’t an option.
On one of my recent early morning dog walks, I came across an area full of butterflies. It was really lovely and quite calming to see. There were so many of them they actually bopped me as I passed through them.
Last Saturday, after her studying, my daughter wanted to go up to see them. Now lunchtime is not a time you want to be out walking this time of year, but we donned hats and glasses and covered ourselves in cream and headed out. I did drive as far up the hill as I could, but we still had a couple of kilometres to walk and it was hot!
Anyway, as you can tell from the title of this post this isn’t about butterflies (really?), but about a wasp instead.
My Sunday Photos
It was the weirdest thing to see a wasp flying with a leaf bigger than itself. To be honest, it was weird seeing a wasp flying whilst carrying a leaf!
When it landed on a nearby fence we could see that it appeared to be eating the leaf, or breaking it down.
It couldn’t have been easy for this leaf eating wasp to hold the leaf in place.
Any ideas as to what the wasp was doing? Do wasps use leaves in the making of their nests?
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