Silent Nests

Revealed by the thinning of the leaves, two more Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) nests:Dolichovespula maculataDolichovespula maculataNote the differences in the color pattern of the wood-pulp paper between the above nest and the one below. I have some paper that is predominately reddish, but the one above is the usual pattern I see here in Brooklyn. The all-gray one below is unusual looking.Dolichovespula maculataBoth of these were nearly twice as large as the one I recently discovered in Prospect.

Update: I saw three more of these in Prospect Park today.

4 Responses to “Silent Nests”

  1. 1 Nature on the Edge November 15, 2013 at 11:52 am

    One can only marvel at the intricacy of the construction.

  1. 1 Gnawy | Backyard and Beyond Trackback on July 29, 2014 at 7:02 am

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