So, there are tons of different insects in the world. Some are delicate and beautiful like this butterfly. Some are totally bizarre and some are just plain mean. Yesterday, I was out trying to beat back my yard which has been growing wildly with all of our rain lately. I’m out edging with my weed whacker and suddenly, I feel a sharp pain on my leg, and my arm. Oh great, I found a yellow jacket nest! In case you don’t know it, these little buggers will chase you around and they bite rather than sting and will keep biting given the chance.
After I got away from there, I was silly enough to move to another part of my yard and try to continue my grounds keeping duties and found a second nest. Ain’t I lucky! So, I count myself lucky that I’m not severely allergic or I would have been in the hospital. I just have several swollen and itchy spots now and I definitely prefer butterflies.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
165mm @ f/11 – 1/125 sec – ISO 100