Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pipevine and Wasps

My pipevine flowered back in February. Now it has fruit. The fruit is much more symmetrical than the flower. It has ridges all the way around. When it gets ripe it opens and looks like a flower. As soon as it starts to open, the wasps find it and start taking the seeds. I don't know why the wasps like those seeds so much, they they seem to take every last one. Then the fruit shrivels up. I should follow the wasps and find out where they go. They are very active today because it is so hot. Too hot to go chasing wasps!

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