A pollinator that the Michelle Petersen did not include in her talk for the 2015 volunteer class on 2/28 …
Paper Wasps (Polistes spp.) at Audubon House work on a nursery for their young. Note the single eggs in the open chambers. The wasp at top is working downward to seal the eggs in, while the wasp down below puts the finishing touches on the egg chambers in the interior of the hive. Paper Wasps feed on plant nectar and help pollinate plants. They also prey on plant pest insects to feed to their young. Paper Wasps get their name from the paper-like hive they build.
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