To go exploring wild and free, with not one care in the world… oh I wish you can experience this and treasure it forever!
That’s what I did with flip flops on, walking in the cold stream over algae covered rocks. Slow, slow, balance your steps. Don’t fall in, the rocks are slippery! Yes, for a few moments I was a kid again, in my own world, not paying attention to anything but nature. I wouldn’t have heard my name if called…just transfixed by questions in my own head. And discoveries….
Walking under the bridge I looked up and found these beautiful organ-pipe nests. Mud dauber wasps create these condos by balling up mud and pasting on structures (under porches, bridges, walls, ect). The pipes can contain many cells where the wasps fill each cell with a larva and paralyzed spiders. The spiders are food for the larva to eat.
I was so excited about my discovery I told my child. Her response was, “What’s so exciting about that?”
What’s so exciting?!?
I FOUND IT! Nobody told me it was there. I have never even seen these before. I was exploring and made a discovery. It’s exciting to me.
Here is the photo of the nests under the bridge.
Here is a photo of the stream and bridge.
Maybe if my kid could pull herself away from Facebook for a second, she would be able to make her own discoveries! HA ha ha!!!