It’s amazing to watch animals, birds and insects whenever they choose to build anything. Their precision, skill and knowledge of what works best leaves man at the very bottom of the construction master class. I was looking forward to seeing the end result of the little wasp nest that sat on the ceiling in the second compartment of my insect house. This pleasure was ruined. Something early in the morning had torn the bottom and side completely off. It may have been a bird – many, such as blackbirds and robins enjoy a fat, juicy grub for breakfast. It could have been a squirrel – there are several greys that run the course of the tree lines. It may have been a rat. Whatever it was the damage was devastating. It didn’t put the wasp off its stride it worked furiously all day and well into the night doing its best to make good the repair. It was worn out but still trying to work at 11.00 pm – I do not know what time it eventually stopped for the day. In the morning, I went to see how much repair had been completed. Sadly, the something had returned and knocked down the remainder of the chambers just leaving a mantle shell attached to the ceiling … there was no sign of a wasp … they had gone!
Wasp working as night approaches