Wasps Nest

Three rather beautiful wasps nests. It’s late summer so the wasps have nearly vacated them now and the last few are hanging round the raspberry patch eating the last of the raspberries in their attempts to find sugar.

The oak and pine boards of my wooden house have tiny little marks on them. This is where the queen wasps licked the boards in the Spring. They then use these wood shavings, by chewing them and mixing them with their saliva until they have become a cellulose pulp, to make these amazing paper nests.



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