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.