Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day -- IN THE WILD!

The insect world has wonders quite beyond
The critters' mere capacity to to make
A person scream or swat or drain a pond
(Their pow'r is real and mighty, no mistake.
Just think of what they make you do outdoors
Or in the kitchen when they land on food).
This video shows how a wasp mom's chores
Get farmed out to a caterpillar. Crude?
Not one bit! Cunning rather is her way:
She lays the eggs inside their squirming meal,
They grow until it's time to chew this prey
Wide open and emerge; then, still at heel
The 'pillar helps them nest and incubate
And guards them like the army guards the state!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Have you ever read my Ode to the Pill Bug?


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