The Wasp Nest Heart

P1040175 (1280x960)One day I saw a small woody globe hanging from my shed roof. A single wasp was buzzing around it or noisily munching my larch walls and rafters. Fascinated, I asked around to see what I should do with it, but people said that it would grow very big and I would have a problem if I kept it. So I gently knocked it down and preserved it by scanning and photographing it. Only by doing this did I see the tiny translucent wasp eggs sitting at the bottom of each of the honeycomb compartments, and its beautifully crafted papery layers, and texture.

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11 thoughts on “The Wasp Nest Heart

  1. WOW! Nature does just the most amazing things. When I think about the time, energy and skill a wasp has put into this creation it is difficult for me to believe in the big bang theory. Seriously! Visitng from the weekly photo challenge 🙂 Linda


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  3. Now I’m feeling really sheepish. Yesterday I advised my friend to kill a wasp that had got into her living room. We used a can of bug spray: so cowardly and unecological.


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