Thread-waisted Wasp -- Sphecidae family, Ammophila spp., loading immobilized prey into her burrow and concealing the nest
"Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf." ~ Aldo Leopold
'Here where the rooms are dryly still
Who is this dustily asleep
While juicy children run the field?
Where is her ever deepening well
Whose buckets to a fullness dip
For needs compassion must fulfill?
Like freshets they themselves may yield
A little to the turned up cup,
But death is in the long dry spell.
Run children, run, the light grows dull,
And she who keeps the well must sleep,
And rain is unpredictable.' ~ "The Mother" by Ruth Stone, 1951.
"The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it." ~ John Stuart Mill