Saturday, 7 May 2011
Des res for wasps?
It's all go in the Leeds insect world. Moths are getting abundant, our garden butterfly count for this year is up to nine and now we've got this, above, in our shed. We had one last year on a sash window and it didn't get a lot bigger, which makes me think that it can't be a fully-fledged wasps' nest. It's definitely something to do with wasps, though. Penny was photographing it when a large one emerged from the hole. You can make it out below the nest in the picture, a bit blurred cos of the lighting level, and also its shadow below the nest's. Quite an artist, is P. So is it an egg-laying base, a sort of incubator? Or does it belong to someone else, with the wasp a nosy predator?