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:

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  1. jr

    wasps, hornets and bees scare me

  2. Harry

    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.

  3. Sherry Chandler

    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?

  4. Harry

    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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