The closest stop sign is over a mile away and the first traffic light is 5+ miles down the road. A visit to the grocery store is almost 30 miles round trip. It's quiet here; just the sound of toads and coyotes at night. It seems very still, but when you look close there's always something happening. Read on about a few things we've noticed over the past few years.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Red velvet ant
It's not really an ant. It's a wasp. They look so fuzzy I want to pet one but I've read their sting is painful. No wings on this insect, I often see a lone soldier out for a walk in the spring or summer. Their common nickname is the cow killer. Like other wasps, they can inflict repeated stings, this must be what spurned their nickname.