Check out what the little striped buggers built this summer:
It’s in a tree branch right above our garage, and it escaped my notice until yesterday, when I was mucking around behind the garage to re-string some invisible dog fence wire. The nest is a bit bigger than a basketball.
Because of the cold, the previous inhabitants have vacated it, so I have no idea what species they were. We have paper wasps under the eaves every summer, but Robin says that this is no paper wasp nest. She’s guessing bald-faced hornets, or possibly yellowjackets.
Strangely enough, the wasps weren’t really a bother this year, despite the size of that colony right near the house.