this paper wasp nest hung over my driveway all summer.  i cut it down yesterday after i learned that wasps will never reuse a previous nest.

the thousands of workers that built this nest were visible in a loose, shifting cloud around the nest all summer.  meanwhile the queen was building up her fat reserves to overwinter, and she is most likely sitting still in a tree crevice nearby.  she will start looking for a spot to build a new home in april or may.

saint paul, minnesota

  • Wim del Arte says:

    Wow! great photos. I can totally lose myself in them like into daydream :-)

  • Sian says:

    How beautiful : ) I’d love to find a wasp nest!

  • lisa Jurist says:

    lovely natural work of art


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