I am watching a hornet’s nest being built in our garage.
Yesterday, I saw what I THOUGHT was a hornet. It was walking around in circles on a thick cable above the back door of the garage.
It was acting very strangely and it crossed my mind that that’s what it might be doing. I've never actually seen a hornet's nest being built. Instead, I've always come upon them, fully built and operational. Scary.
Today, there is the beginning of a nest – only an inch or so, but it’s circular and growing. The hornet is working – very diligently. Does only one hornet make a nest? I sort of figured a whole swarm of them banded together and built one.
I'm now trying to locate the hornet spray, that my husband says is in our messy, disorganized garage (the garage I'm supposed to be cleaning, but I'm instead having a crash course in entomology.)
Ick. I really hate bugs. Really.
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