I would appreciate you taking this survey on the information distributed on the blog. It'll only take you a couple of minutes to fill out, if that. Thank you so much, and I'm looking forward to next years growing season.
Below is a photo of a male North Carolina sand wasp, they have no economic impact and aren't considered a pest, but they are an interesting insect. They are a solitary wasp that range from Canada to Costa Rica. They nest in sand, and feed on grasshoppers and katydids. The genus name, Tachytes, means fast one. These insects zip around incredibly quickly, and I was only able to get a picture of one when it was a little cooler out and he had slowed down.
Photo: Kate Harrell
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!