Two tiny jugs made of mud, side-by-side on a Magnolia grandiflora leaf.
Were they made by fairy potter?
Do they contain tiny scrolls from an ancient fairy kingdom?
No. They are made by a remarkable wasp, a Potter wasp/Eumenes species.
Mama Potter carries the mud in her mouth
and shapes the jug with her mouth parts and long skinny abdomen.
She leaves to top open to deposit a paralyzed caterpillar and an egg. Then seals it shut.
Her baby wasp nestles inside its jug and eat its snack.
When it is big enough, it eats a hole in the side of its jug and emerges.
What a good mama!