Hello from Canada.
As much as I abhor hornets (or more precisely their tendency to sting) I have to admire their engineering skills.
What amazes me even more is the fact that, although having brushed past this little apple tree all summer, we did not notice the nest until yesterday. Thank goodness we didn’t disturb it by accident.
The quandary now is how are we going to pick the apples without disturbing the nest? I hate to destroy it – after all the poor things are going to be little ice-sculptures soon thanks to our winter climate. It’d be cool to keep the nest once that happens though!
Does anyone else have less than welcome residents in their yards?