Found this spider at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC.
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.
Finally, the wasp flares out the neck into a disc.
It’s said that some Native American pottery was based on local Potter Wasp nests.
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.