Thursday, June 12, 2008

not stirring up a hornet's nest

the rarest largest and most docile of our native social wasps. This is a queen hornet building her nest out of masticated wood, under the eaves of an out house near Kelly Bray. She will lay her eggs in the comb (the structure appearing in the centre). She will feed them on chewed up flies until they emerge later in June at which point we may need to stand a bit further a

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

By far the most incredible picture i have ever seen of a hornet, very interesting and dare i say educational