Sometimes you never know what you are going to find when you’re out and about. Here’s some stuff we saw today while we were out looking for bridges and other history.
Some wasps make their nests out of mud, thus the name. Others make very light nests with paper like material, again thus the name. At least that’s what we called them.
The crawdad builds a tower like structure with the material it excavates to make its home. These towers can get to be about a foot tall sometimes. Ok, this small lobster like critter gets its name depending on where in the country you happen to be. In the Midwest we call them crawdads. From Louisiana? You’ll no doubt call them crawfish. You’ll call ’em crayfish if you’re up North. They are all the same critter. Yes, you can eat them, but cook them well first. Don’t ask why…
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We call them crawdads and crayfish out here. I love the spooky tree photo.
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We called them crawdads growing up in Texas…not that we ever saw them since we were in northwest Texas a gazillon miles from water and the coast. But mud daubers and paper wasps, oh yeah.
Yes, the water thing is kinda a requirement for them! Wasps are everywhere!
Yep I always called them crawdads too!
Mud Daubers, they are so common in Michigan too. The nests are very easy to remove, but I still feel guilty for doing so…
I always left the nests alone, never know when they’re ready to emerge!
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We removed them as soon as they are found.