Saturday, 27 January 2007

What is it?


I found this in my shed this morning, on the workbench, It wasn't there the other day. I have some thoughts on what it might be, what do you think it is?

9 comments:

quilldancer said...

hornwet's nest

quilldancer said...

pft

hornet

bazza27 said...

Thanks Quilldancer, you've confirmed what I suspected. For my non US visitors we call them wasps.

quilldancer said...

We also call them wasps here.

Now, tell me, how did it end up on your workbench? Judging my the flat bottom, they were building under the eaves somewhere.

bazza27 said...

I'm guessing this fell off one of the roof supports. I think they are normally much bigger than this.

Catch said...

time for the wasp spray!!!!

cindra said...

That is so cool. Architecture. ANd a great photo, I might add!

Dr.John said...

It must be an old one or the inhabitants would still be there and you would know what it is.

Gawpo said...

It is the small, temporary nest that a queen builds until she can build up a small group to help build the big one. These smaller nests are never "finished." They are abandoned. You will find the full meal deal nearby, though.