Spider
Spider

Found this spider at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC.

Necking the nest
Necking the nest

The Potter Wasp eventually builds the nest into a ball and begins building a neck at the opening. Note the ball of mud the wasp holds in it’s front legs. The wasp creates the mud by regurgitating water and mixing it with dirt.

Artist at work
Artist at work

Finally, the wasp flares out the neck into a disc.

Finished
Finished

It’s said that some Native American pottery was based on local Potter Wasp nests.

Damsel Fly
Damsel Fly
Dragon Fly in flight
Dragon Fly in flight

It’s hard capturing a Dragon Fly in flight. While I’d like a bit better focus, I love how the the legs are tucked in tight for improved aerodynamics.

Bumble Bee in Morning Glory - 1.jpg
Insects.jpg
Dragon Fly.jpg
Insects - 1.jpg
Spider web
Spider web
Dewdrops on cobweb with spider.jpg
Insects - 1 (1).jpg
Insects - 3.jpg
Robber Fly - 1.jpg
Wasp - 1.jpg
Bee - 1.jpg
Bees - 1.jpg
Bees - 2.jpg
Bees - 3.jpg
Bees - 4.jpg
DFlies - 1.jpg
DFlies - 2.jpg
DFlies - 1 (2).jpg
DF - 1.jpg
Butterfly (1).jpg
Butterfly.jpg
Dragonfly (1).jpg
Dragonfly (2).jpg
Dragonfly (3).jpg
Dragonfly.jpg
Wasp.jpg
Spider
Necking the nest
Artist at work
Finished
Damsel Fly
Dragon Fly in flight
Bumble Bee in Morning Glory - 1.jpg
Insects.jpg
Dragon Fly.jpg
Insects - 1.jpg
Spider web
Dewdrops on cobweb with spider.jpg
Insects - 1 (1).jpg
Insects - 3.jpg
Robber Fly - 1.jpg
Wasp - 1.jpg
Bee - 1.jpg
Bees - 1.jpg
Bees - 2.jpg
Bees - 3.jpg
Bees - 4.jpg
DFlies - 1.jpg
DFlies - 2.jpg
DFlies - 1 (2).jpg
DF - 1.jpg
Butterfly (1).jpg
Butterfly.jpg
Dragonfly (1).jpg
Dragonfly (2).jpg
Dragonfly (3).jpg
Dragonfly.jpg
Wasp.jpg
Spider

Found this spider at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC.

Necking the nest

The Potter Wasp eventually builds the nest into a ball and begins building a neck at the opening. Note the ball of mud the wasp holds in it’s front legs. The wasp creates the mud by regurgitating water and mixing it with dirt.

Artist at work

Finally, the wasp flares out the neck into a disc.

Finished

It’s said that some Native American pottery was based on local Potter Wasp nests.

Damsel Fly
Dragon Fly in flight

It’s hard capturing a Dragon Fly in flight. While I’d like a bit better focus, I love how the the legs are tucked in tight for improved aerodynamics.

Spider web
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