...or is it? Found this blowing down my path today, lovely pinky/lilac paper nest...
I assumed a used wasps nest. I love wasps nests, and had never seen one the colour of lint before so I was very happy with my found treasure. It was only when I got it in the house to take a photo that I realised Elvis had NOT left the building!
I like dainty wasps, the harmless ones that look all French with their dainty waists and black evening wear look. Or even subtle stripes. But I'm not keen on your black and yellow sting-you-for-no-good-reason wasps. Anyone know which this will be?
Should I be excited or scared about putting my eyes close to watch their development? Some have gone, some are all maggotty looking and have munched their 'section' open and some are still sealed in. It's about 4cm wide, 5cm long. Looks like there were 16+ compartments in there, didn't want to tear it to find out for sure. I even got a tiny video clip of them munching! Kind of freaky, but nature really is so intriguing. When you think how we are helpless as babies for years, yet these things are on their own from day one, surviving on intinct. Amazing.