That fast acting venom means they can catch grasshoppers and butterflies. As hunters they wait patiently for an unsuspecting bee or fly to land near their hiding spot and then grab them. They are quick and like crabs can move backwards, forwards and sideways with ease. Masters of camouflage, they can change colors to match the flower they are hiding on.
|Carpenter bee and Blue Orchard Mason bee early spring 2015|
The food chain in a garden is so dramatic. It's better than most TV shows!
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.