Saturday, July 13, 2013

Drunken Yellowjackets

Yes, this is a drunken Yellow-Jacket.
Drunken yellow-jacket on Broad-leaved Helleborine Orchid
   I was walking along the sidewalk in town the other day when I met a yellowjacket staggering along... in flight, that is.  The tipsy thing alighted on these orchids (growing as weeds along the sidewalk) for some more spiked nectar before buzzing off to crash into a parked vehicle.
   Do you remember my post about how yellow-jackets are lured to these orchids (Helleborine) and then end up getting drunk, courtesy of the orchid's spiked nectar?
   I'll post some more photos of drunken yellowjackets nectaring on the orchids soon.

1 comment:

  1. I can't get over the orchids "growing as weeds along the sidewalk" ! WOW.