Featuring Digital PhotoArt of Rainbow Creek
by: brendasue

The Birds of Rainbow Creek

The Birds of Rainbow Creek
by: brendasue of Kates Cabin Bird Sanctuary in Waller County, Texas

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I Will Never Forget My First Blue Bee by: brendasue

Welcome To The World Nature Class

Come In and see the Blue Bee!

Double Poppy      by:  brendasue  (aka-Crandma Poppy)

Here is Kay Lonnie Wray up on the roof waiting for the class to begin.

Surprise Guest:  Kate        by:  Grandma!

Let The Class Begin!

Today's photostudy will be about this Blue Bee (who is really called a Blue Wasp).
This one is moving that piece of wood with his head!

He picks it up and pushes it over.

Then he walks over it.

He begins to dig under his bridge he made with the piece of wood chip.

He throws the dirt out with all of his legs! He can dig really fast.

Looks like he is making a tunnel under the wood.

Look at this!  The Bee can Dig!

He backs out moving lots of dirt.  He can outdig a dog!

Now he is just walking off.

Hey You, Blue---Where are you going?   This is your chance to be a Star!

These blue wasp are called  blue mud wasp, or mud dauber. They stay alone as opposed to social groups like honeybees.  It says only the females gather the dirt. (So the one above that I have been calling 'he' is really a 'she').

Isn't She Beautiful in her metallic blue color with blue wings to match?

Thank You, Blue Mud Wasp for letting us have a look at You.
(very difficult to photograph as they do not quit moving!)

WOW    What a Dauber!

You can find out more about this bee here:   http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2006/08/05/blue-mud-wasp-2/

Thanks for coming by today,  Check back.

.....this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek



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