Straws for attracting wasps. Seen at Flora, botanical garden, Cologne.
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What's the purpose of attracting the wasps?
23 Apr 2010 8:51am
@António Pires: Some wasp species are rather rare here because of the lack of natural habitats. I think this is a small support. Then it's in the botanical garden and certainly has further educational purposes. I could indeed observe several insects flying around these straw bundles.
. . and is that one doing a fly-by, bottom right ? Love the weirdness of this.
23 Apr 2010 12:29pm
@Ronnie 2¢: Yes, a bee, I think. Weird? Don't want to move in? :-)
It looks strange and I wanted to ask the same as Antonio .
23 Apr 2010 12:46pm
@MARIANA: A rather small bundle, not much more than you might carry in your hand.
Unusual shot for you : )
Very nice ! I like it !
23 Apr 2010 2:53pm
@☾éline: I'm not completely immune against geometric patterns. :-)
An original material bathed by an attractive light. Good shot
23 Apr 2010 3:30pm
@Ddo: Many thanks, Ddo! Much appreciated!
I first thought it was a lot of cinnamon sticks. :-) It makes a great abstract piece and I love the capture of the "fly-by."
24 Apr 2010 12:53am
@Steven: These straws were arranged with many others on a big panel, visited by many bees and wasps.
I like that the whole picture is filled with the straws. I'm glad someone is collecting the wasps there - From Antonio's comment above, I think, like here, there are some wild trees that are only pollinated by the wasps. We used to live near a wild fig tree and they would come every summer (and get in our kitchen) and i would kill them until I read up on how only they would pollinate this tree. I stopped killing them and just shuffled them back out.
24 Apr 2010 2:40am
@Christine Walsh: This will add many points to your Kharma! :-)
24 Apr 2010 6:58pm
@pixator: Thanks, pixator!
Why wasps? Wont that be annoying???
Otherwise, cool shot =-)
24 Apr 2010 11:37pm
@Connor Walsh: That's not on my balcony; it's in a botanical garden. :-)
2 May 2010 7:33pm
@ilandsis: Yeah, thanks! :-)
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