Wasp nest

The plumbers found an old wasp nest in the attic. Wimbledon has had its usual effect on the weather, so the light isn’t great for photograpy, but during a break in the rain I tried taking a few pictures. The whole thing’s about 2 foot across. Here’s a close-up:

5 Comments

  1. 26 June 2006 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Wow! That’s amazing.

  2. 26 June 2006 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    wasps, hornets and bees scare me

  3. Harry
    26 June 2006 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Hey Sherry, jr. I don’t know why they come in banded colours like that. I think they make the paper by chewing up wood, so perhaps it just depends what they’ve been eating.

  4. 29 June 2006 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Over here, the only wasps nest I’ve ever seen are just a dull, uniform gray (or grey). The notion of wasps with a sense of color is fascinating. Little Kandinsky wasps, eh?

  5. Harry
    29 June 2006 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Perhaps if you left some bits of wood dyed a selection of different colours near the nest, they’d make candy-striped nests.

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