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Paper Wasps Nesting In a Blueberry Bush


Paper Wasps Nesting In a Blueberry Bush

This nest of paper wasps was found in our blueberry patch on our farm in Sweet Home, Oregon, back in July of this year. I almost put my hand on it, reaching in to pick berries. They were non-aggressive, and allowed me to pick the bush clean, except for a small wreath of berries around their nest, over the course of month. The active nest is still there, although the blueberries have shriveled a bit since then.

Photographer: Lavinia Ross