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Wasp Style

The Wasps have started work on a new home in the porch of our home.

 

I am tolerant, but the rest of my family is not impressed.

 

Here is another nest Na discovered under a wooden bench on the porch...

Wasp Nest

Wasp Style

The Wasps have started work on a new home in the porch of our home.

 

I am tolerant, but the rest of my family is not impressed.

 

Here is another nest Na discovered under a wooden bench on the porch...

Wasp Nest

comments (16)

These are truly works of art!!
Ray: Quite spectacular, isn't it.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Feb 2018, 04:38
These are amazing and I wonder how the colours are made, different sand/mud?? and I saw on your FB that these 'guests' can be quite angry...
Will they move out eventually??
Ray: I expect they will leave at some point, Astrid, like most guests. smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 Feb 2018, 05:23
Quel travail, c'est superbe.
Ray: C'est certainement l'un des plus beaux nids que j'ai vus, Martine.
Now you have me wondering if wasps are "beneficial" to have around, Ray??? If not, I have sympathy for the family's sentiment.
Ray: Wasps are beneficial, Ginnie...they clear some caterpillars out of the pot plants.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Feb 2018, 06:35
How interesting the colours are from different materials. I couldn't live with this as I am VERY allergic to wasp stings
Ray: I am allergic also, Lisl, but have confidence they will leave me alone as I am not a threat to their nest.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 Feb 2018, 06:39
That funnel-shaped lodge is an thing of amazing beauty

How vicious are Thai wasps?
Ray: There are many wasps species in Thailand, Chris, and their temperament covers the whole spectrum.

These ones are not a problem unless they suspect their nest is under threat...then they become horrifically aggressive.
Impressionnant de voir ce nid ..je ne serais pas vraiment rassurée
Bonne journée
Ray: Le nid est une belle chose, Claudine, et je ne suis pas enclin à jeter l'Artiste!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Feb 2018, 08:12
You can buy spray that will kill the whole nest Ray. I have to say that the nest is a work of art. Well it’s not in actual fact but you know what I mean I’m sure.
Ray: I think I will leave 'em there for a while, Chad.
I am on your family's side
Ray: Cripes, Bill...what about the artistry of this Wasp!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Feb 2018, 08:53
Oh, the wasps love your home, and I understand why they do.
Ray: And, I love their beautiful nest, Philine.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Feb 2018, 09:13
That bottom picture shows a nest extraordinaire - a real work of art.
Ray: It is a beautiful thing, Louis, and made me wonder if our ancestors got their idea for an earthenware water-carrying pot from studying this nest.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Feb 2018, 09:54
As attractive as the structure is I would not be able to cope with the wasps. The sole purpose of a wasp is to bring misery and mayhem into my life.
Ray: I am allergic to the stings of the wasp, Alan, but cannot turn away a guest who is so obviously an Artist of great skill.
It is an amazing construction but if this was in my house I would have to move out untill the Wasp season is over however long that is.
Ray: They pay their way with lovely artworks, Brian.
I can tell you how to prevent them though I don't know how well it will work now that they are started.

We now buy wire framed paper wasp nests at the dollar store but before that, you blew up a paper bag and hung it anywhere the wasps usually put their own nest. I see yours are beautifully coloured and of a smaller variety but some variation of the theme may work.
Ray: To be honest, Mary, I am not sure I want to prevent them from being guests...they make the most beautiful nests.

I can understand how the inflated paper bag would work.
Well I guess they won't bother you if you don't bother them smile That bottom nest is a work of art!
Ray: It is a made object of surpassing beauty, Tom.
Fascinating nests...
Ray: They are fabulous constructions, Larry.

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