The relative small, cylindrical (2-3 inch diameter) beginnings of a nest. NOTE: Size & shape will vary!!
Progression to a much larger diameter and fully active nest.
Bald-faced Hornet nest in our garden during our year in British Columbia, Canada, August 1997
Bald-faced Hornet nest in British Columbia, Canada, August 1997
The small beginnings .. of what became an abandoned Hornets nest constructed on our stone chimney. .. June 2005
A Bald-faced .. 'nectaring' @ the hummer feeder .. September 2006
This hornet is sitting on a cotton leaf.
This one was stripping wood from our deck and rolling it into a ball
You can see the ball of wood under his "jaw"
This nest is in Cold Spring, NY look close to see them working, I have many images for sale.
August 2006 - One was heading straight at me
This nest was about 10ft. above the ground.
Bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)
nest outside on our deck!
Bald-faced Hornet on tree cavity, Engineer Lake woods, Fort Chaffee, AR. early September.
Bald-faced Hornet on my porch.
Bald-faced hornet on pear, Arkansas River Valley, Sebastian County, mid Oct.
Spring queen nectaring cherry blossoms at Mt. Magazine State Park, Logan county, AR. April 1.