Monday, October 6, 2014

Hornets!


This has nothing to do with cats; it's just a really cool thing that my brother discovered at his home.  Brother who works too many random hours to have a cat (or cats!) of his own...for now...but he's got this monster hornet's nest on his house.  Isn't it just bizarre? We had a hornet's nest in our tree years ago, which only revealed itself when the maple leaves fell in the autumn.  Gave me the willies, realizing that those hornets were over my head all summer!?  Hornet's nests are fascinating, however, when you get up close to see detail.  They look alien, or outer-spacey to me.  Due to the cooler temperatures that we are now experiencing in Michigan...wait, did it ever get warm?...those hornets are pretty much down for the count.  Brother will wait until he's sure the nest is completely empty (read: dead!) before he scrapes it off the eave and house.  In the meantime, you wouldn't notice it was there, if he didn't point it out.  Doesn't Mother Nature do some really interesting things?

6 comments:

  1. Wowee, that's a big hornet house! At least it's not in the awnings!

    Once a long time ago, my mom rented a house that somehow became very attractive to yellow jackets. They not only built their own house (it jutted out like a shelf!) on the side of hers but they had invaded the wall cavities! I'm glad that was way way way before me. Mom's glad they were there only one season!

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  2. Yikes, that's a huge nest. I'm glad it's not at my house.

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  3. Oh my, that's a huge nest! I hope hornets will vacate the nest some time soon! We sometimes have wasps building nest around house. Usually they are much smaller and manageable. Now it's getting cooler, I hope no more new nests!

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  4. guys....sum way kewl stuff goin on at momz brotherz place....may bee thiz time... itz a good thing him doez knot have kittehz....ouch ta de tripull max if ya got stinged by one oh them ♥

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  5. That is a big nest, glad no one got hurt. http://15andmeowing.com

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  6. That's one big hornet's nest! We sure hope it's empty. It gives the mom the willies.

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