Sunday, August 12, 2007

Flora and Fauna

During a routine "pruning" job Bruno spotted this amazing nest in our lovely Canadian Hemlock (nice tree eh?). The nest is home to the Bald-faced hornet, more commongly known as Dolichovespula maculata. According to Wikipedia "Bald-faced hornets are extremely protective of their nests and will sting repeatedly if disturbed. The main area of the body that bald faced hornets attack on humans is the facial area...." ( Thank goodness for a zoom lens! We are keeping our distance until winter.

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