Bald-Faced Hornets

I think I got lucky today. You see, the weather was cooler and windier than it has been all summer—so I decided it’d be a pleasant afternoon to pick the rest of the Concord grapes.

About two minutes into the task, I saw my first bald-faced hornet. And then another. And then another. In and around the grapes and vines with their heads tucked into the fruit and tails a’waggin’.

Only later did I learn it’s best to approach the nest (which I have yet to find) in cooler temps and that this species can, and will, sting repeatedly because the stinger does not come out with the attack. Hmmm.

Looks like I’ll be scouting for that nest tomorrow. I just hope the weather stays cool.


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