I was taking pictures of this plant, and this scary looking insect came flying over. It backed me up a bit, but since I'm The Everyday Adventurer, I decided to take pictures of it. Pretty brave of me, wouldn't you say? It looks like a wasp of some kind. But I did some research, and now I'm not so sure. I found out it might be something called a Stem Sawfly(Cephidae). They are either related to, or are a type of wasp; the information I found wasn't clear. There wasn't a lot of information on these, but everything I read says they are non-aggressive, and they don't have stingers. It also might be a Great Black Wasp which is also non-aggressive. This bug in the picture was about one inch long, so you can see why I was cautious. Even if I think it can't hurt me, I'll show it some respect just in case. These insects and their larvae bore holes in plants, which is what this one might just be doing. As I was watching this one, two more flew over. I watched them all for about a minute, and then focused my attention back on the plant. The plant appears to be White Baneberry, but I'll save more information about that for another time.
WiseAcre from WiseAcre Gardens pointed out that there are actually two plants there. The plant the Stem Sawfly is on is Wild Clematis. He identified that right away for me. Check out the link for his excellent pictures of more. The plant I thought was Baneberry, I think is actually Gray Dogwood. I'll have a post up about that soon.