Waspology: The Study of Wasps
A few years ago, we had a wasp nest by the garage. We noticed it when it was fairly small so we sprayed it and knocked it down before it became a bigger problem. We must have left it sitting on the driveway without giving it a second thought but my then 10 year old daughter and her best friend took an interest in it. Without any encouragement or instruction from the adults, they dissected the wasp nest and discovered larvae at different stages of development. They proceeded to make the above chart and proudly presented it to the adults when they were done.
I wish that I would have had a SHOTBOX back then so that I could have taken a good picture when the larvae were still their natural color rather than the blackened, dried out specimens that you see above. We have saved this project over the years because these two girls were so proud of their discoveries and their hard work but it is just a matter of time before the wasps crumble and fall apart. Thankfully we now have a digital copy of this Waspology chart so that we can be reminded of the curiosity and creativity of two 10 year old girls!
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Photos shot with SHOTBOX and my Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone.