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Bald-faced Hornet Nest - Dolichovespula maculata - female

Bald-faced Hornet Nest - Dolichovespula maculata - Female
Seatac, King County, Washington, USA
August 4, 2007
Size: approx 200mm long
This nest was near a thicket of Bull Thistle, Cirsium vulgare. It was only being supported by grass stems with a couple of weed twigs.
This was in an old sports field in the park I was exploring.
There were several hornets adding "paper" to the nest.

Cool!
I have never seen a nest so close to the ground.

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