An interesting and entertaining medley of natural history videography with informative, but non-technical narration. There are five features of about ten minutes each on this DVD. Of most interest for BugGuide is Bees and Wasps
. This has excellent footage of several common eastern hymenoptera. The sped-up sequence of nest construction by a Eumenes
is particularly neat. Also notable are beautiful sequences of a nesting Great Golden Digger Wasp and of an Isodontia
, nesting in an old garden hose!
Other features have substantial arthropod footage: River Walk
, Field Trip: Meadows, Fields, and Pastures
, and What's going on in YOUR backyard?
There is a brief bibliography. Note that insects are identified by common name only.
, on Brownbag Productions
site. The price is $19.95. This DVD may be listed under either ASIN B000BUUK6S or ISBN 188881425X.