Thread-waisted Wasp -- Sphecidae family, Ammophila spp., loading immobilized prey into her burrow and concealing the nest, with "The Mother" by Ruth Stone:
'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.
"Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf." ~ Aldo Leopold