Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.
Worrying, whittling, wasps
It is now well into August and although there haven't been many wasp sightings they have been busy. This time of the year they begin to gnaw at the wood preserver on the garden furniture. Every year they come into the garden and gnaw lines into the wooden furniture removing the preserver. They can't be using it to make their nests for those were constructed along time ago. So this must be for another reason. I wonder, if like the honey bee they are under attack from a nest or hive mite? I know that currently the honey bees are being killed off in their millions by these little mites ... could the wasps be facing the same crisis? Could the wasps have found the answer to eradicate the little mites? Has anyone else had similar activity on their wooden garden furniture?