In my Nature Notebook...
This amazing wasp, Ichneumonidae, was doing just this, we thought, laying her eggs in a tree bark with her three inch ovipositor when a student discovered her.We interrupted, I am afraid, and took her back to the classroom to paint. (We released her when we were done.) Later we learned these wasps are parasites and lay their eggs in grubs. (sometimes deep within the tree) Maybe we didn't look long enough.
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A wee explanation: this website was created as a way to amplify the daily surprise of seeing glory in one small life. The notebook entries represented here are all selected from things actually lived and noted on paper in an effort to live the full life British educator Charlotte Mason so ably championed.
Book Of Centuries
Book Of Firsts