A Hornet Nest in the Woods

Last month we went out to the woods for a day. It was beautiful outside so we took a drive just to escape the busyness of town. While hiking around we found a hornet nest. I personally had never seen one before, except in movies. My husband on the other hand is all to familiar with them.

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This one was built almost at ground level so it was very hard to see. I actually just walked by it, and didn’t even look down, but my husband saw it right away. It was built among the ferns.

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My husband couldn’t resist checking it out! So he snatched up the branch it was attached to, and held it up so I could take pictures.

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It was a surprise to me that I could see the larva inside so clearly.

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They were in their nests just moving their heads all around.

I am so glad that we got to see such a thing in the woods, and boy am I glad that we didn’t step on it.

I am equally glad to leave it in the woods, and thankful we didn’t find it at home.

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