09 May 2011

construction

There is a wasp building a nest in the upper corner of my shed doorframe.
I don't mind wasps in the yard, in fact I think it's one of them that attacked the dreadful tomato hornworm! But I'm not sure I like the idea of a wasp nest in this doorway. Eventually it would get knocked loose surely, by the door opening and closing? I feel bad to disturb the wasp, though. If you click to enlarge the picture, you can just see its antennae peeking out from above the nest. I showed it to my daughter and she was enthralled.

5 comments:

Jen said...

maybe because you previously fell off a ladder trying to disrupt a flying stinging insects home?

Chris said...

Ack! I hate wasps, lol

Jeane said...

Jen- yeah, I do have very vivid memories of that!

Chris- well, I don't hate them, I think they're beneficial in the garden, but I don't want to be too close to them either!

Kristen said...

Stay away from the wasps Jeane!!!! Weren't you traumatized by your childhood experience? I was just by watching it!

Jeane said...

I don't want to bother the wasp! But it's kind of inconvenient having it set up housekeeping right in the doorway...