Tag Archives: nest

Microhabitats

It was a nice surprise yesterday morning, when I stepped out into my front yard, to see the first wild turkeys since my neighbor shot the beautiful tom that was displaying there earlier this spring. And it was great to see … Continue reading

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Neighbors

Here’s a view of a bald-faced hornet I don’t get to see very often: I took these photos a few minutes ago through the sliding glass door that leads from our kitchen to our deck. When we moved in last … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #10: Bees in a Mud Nest

An interesting series of photos was recently moved to BugGuide’s “Frass” section (a place where rejected submissions are held temporarily before being deleted forever), so I thought I would salvage them and post them here so they can continue to … Continue reading

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Life in an Old Phoebe Nest

Thanks for all the suggestions of places to go in the Southeast! I’ve got some good leads and a number of generous offers from people I’ve never met. Meanwhile, I’ve made it to the end of last May in my … Continue reading

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Wasp Hotels

Last spring (2010) I got to watch a mason wasp, Ancistrocerus waldenii, building a mud nest by my parents’ back door.  I was standing there with my nieces one morning, while the nest was still in construction, when one of them spotted … Continue reading

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