My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #91. This is a Pigeon Tremex Horntail. Horntails are stingless wasps that lay their eggs in hardwood. Their chief natural enemy is the Giant Ichneumon Wasp, which drills its ovipositor into logs to lay an egg on the horntail larvae. (I have pictures of one here.)
These Cardinal flowers grow in sunny spots along the creek beds in W.V.:
And last but not least, a Columbus mourning dove (and my link to Anni's I'd Rather Be Birdin'):
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