Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Urban ecology: potter wasps

Found this on Ruby the red maple I planted last year between the sidewalk and road. Something very cool about critters colonizing these trees that are no more than a few cm in diameter and maybe 3 m tall. 

Potter wasps are a huge group so I won't venture a species here but this nest is about 1.5 cm wide. I would venture that something like a chickadee pecked away at it. 

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