Thursday, May 13, 2010

Peduncle.

This morning a Bald-faced Hornet was obsessing over a spot beneath the overhang at the back of the house. By noon, she had created a peduncle.

Uh-oh. The next step is to create a cluster of cells, an egg in each. The paper covering will be constructed simultaneously, eventually enveloping the hopeful hive.

Off she goes to chew on a cedar fence, leaving me the chance to nip this potential hazard in the bud.

But I want to watch it grow.

Dilemma.

2 comments:

Eskarina said...

Very cool, but the dilemma is understandable: bald faced hornets are not known for kindness and tolerance. Too bad she didn't want to build at the back of the yard instead of right next to the house. I always love when they build in a tree, and incorporate branches and leaves right into the hive.
Good luck!

Ellada said...

Hello,
The Bald-faced are they dangerous ?