The weather was a little damp for camping this weekend, but we still had a lot of fun.

I found a bees’ nest. And jammed on the ukulele. And read Ellen Kushner’s The Privilege of the Sword.

And when we got home, we found the biggest group of king parrots we’ve seen feeding on some seed we had left out on the verandah. One female and four males, being occasionally harassed by a couple of lorikeets. They’re such pretty birds, I love seeing them around the house.

5 thoughts on “Camping

  1. Actually I’m pretty sure they’re wasps but I haven’t been able to identify the species. How close did you get? Any stings?

  2. No, I would have mentioned it if I’d got stung! Actually, I was thinking of them as native bees because they were very relaxed about me hanging around near their nest, but now I think about it native bees aren’t yellow and black, are they? And they’re smaller.

  3. Sine it is early summer, it might be a month or two until you are able to ID them. Take a pic in a few weeks they will look very different.

  4. That’s a real shame, perhaps a friend of mine Karen Traviss can help. I think the picture is interesting as the placid nature of a Hymenoptera is reflective to the temperatures we experienced over the weekend ; -)

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