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(Multi-photo)*** Namaste!

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You can say “Namaste” until you are blue in the face… but unless you live like all life forms are not separate from your actual self, it is rather meaningless.

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[This huge wasp is a called the Giant Cicada Killer.  The adults feed on nectar; the larva feed on cicadas.  Several females use their “bushy” legs to make nests of branching tunnels in light clay to sandy soil.  Front legs are used for digging; the hind legs are used for kicking out dirt.  Females hunt cicadas one at a time; each victim is stung and brought back to the nest. One to two cicadas are placed in each cell; one wasp egg is laid on the last one. When this wasp was being photographed, I got quite close to it.  It was aware of my presence, but seemed to be indifferent of me… seeming to know that it was equipped to attack if I truly threatened it.  I used to keep bees, so was not intimidated by it; though I was glad that it respected me as I did it.]

Huge Wasp indeed! (1) Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Huge Wasp indeed! (1) Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Huge wasp indeed! (2) Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Huge wasp indeed! (2) Photo by Thomas Peace 2014