Wednesday, September 1, 2010

(Not Quite) Wordless Wednesday—Bald Faced Hornet Nest


This started out as a small, papery tube hanging from the soffit. It kind of grew. A lot. The critters you see are called bald faced hornets. They chew on wood and turn it into a paper-like construction material. You can see that different kinds of wood make for very interesting strata lines. 


Despite the fact that these buggers have built a nest right by our garage, we haven't had any problems with them. After it gets cold, the wasps with eventually leave and/or die and won't come back, so we can knock this down. I'm really curious to see what it looks like inside!


You can click on any of the photos to see larger versions in flickr.

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