Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tibetan praying wasps
My friend Heather discovered this wasps nest in her garland of Tibetan prayer flags. Actually the builders are bald-faced hornets, a variety of insect that can sting repeatedly if irritated. Not knowing whether these hornets were peacefully praying or not, she arranged for the nest to be removed.
Isn't it interesting the way they prayer flags have been woven right into the nest?
Oddly enough, last summer Heather found a wasps nest built around a decorative bird house. You can see last year's photograph of it here. It seems that the wasps in her yard have a definite interest in beautiful artistic things. Or maybe it's just the colour blue?