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dreamdoctor - If possible leave an area completely undisturbed indefinitely. If you are creating a disturbance, even on a once per year basis, you could be impacting a ground-nesting species.

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Holm Design - for the sake of discussion would it be advisable/possible to create a more favorable habitat for these insects? Our soil has a fair amount of clay in it for being so rich so when it dries out it gets pretty hard - maybe add in some sand and organic matter to an area to encourage them to nest there?

   
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Debra Henninger

Hi, Learning about another wasp, Thanks! Great article. Yes I can see the beauty in the Golden Digger wasp. I like the way my swamp milkweed attracts a sizable variety of insects including wasps. I like those type of "popular native flowers" , that is the ones that a wide variety of insects like. Not so much the type of flowers people like. People base their preferences on looks and real estate value. I guess high wildlife value plants would be a good way to put it.

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