Turkey Tracks and Interesting Information: August 10, 2020
More on Wasps and Hornets
We moved to Maine in June 2004, and in January 2005 I took a class on creating and keeping a picture journal that I successfully kept for a year and that resulted in two volumes. Now one of the volumes sits on a counter downstairs, above my washer and dryer, as I follow along in the year. I turn the pages every day and really enjoy seeing how 2005 compares to what is happening each year since.
Here’s the page I did on August 10th—about wasps and hornets. And it sorts out the hornets and the wasps.
It does not cover the ground types—some of which are bee forms. And I got stung here years ago when I encountered a ground nest on the back hill.
There is an old wives tale that if you get stung, something in your system needs the venom.
For whatever that is worth. But I haven’t been stung again, knock on wood.
4 thoughts on “More on Wasps and Hornets”
Nice sketches in your journal. I had an unfortunate encounter with paper wasps years ago but haven’t been stung since.
What a fabulous way to record remembrances, Louisa. And so interesting, too. Way to go!
Love the journal!
Love your journal – wish I could sketch like that. Tell us about Jackpot and how he’s doing!