Thursday, November 6, 2014

Millet and Mud Daubers

      Every once in awhile a student brings in something and I have no idea what it is.  This was one of those times.  The young man’s older brother informed me that it was a stalk of millet.  I had to ask them if they grew millet-- like maybe in their garden or something.  The older brother informed me that a seed had fallen from their bird feeder, and it just grew.

      And this is a mud dauber apartment.  It’s probably the most complex one I have ever seen.  It looks like a duplex.  I also found out that mud daubers are also called “dirt dobbers”, “dirt diggers”, and “mud wasps”.