We have been watching this hornet nest grow and shrink and grow again all this summer. The hornets were re-building this morning so I put this together to illustrate the nest and the hornet. The barn has many old and new nests. An interesting fact: these hornets are black and white versions of yellow jackets. They are also called whitefaced hornets. For more information about baldfaced hornets go to bugguide.net.
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