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SAM_9324

Observed: 1st November 2012 By: argentville
SAM_9324
Description:

round white nest hanging in loft space in North London

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Spring Nest

This would be built by a queen in the Spring.
The reason there were fewer wasps this year than in the previous thirty years was the way winter came back after a mild Spring had brought the queens out of hibernation.
They were well into nest building when the weeks of horrendous weather (Summer 2012) set in.
For this reason there are now many dead spring nests left to tell the tale.