Tag Archives: Insects

I Found a Hornet Nest this Morning

I found a hornet nest this morning, in an old woodpecker’s oak tree hole. Hornets are beneficial insects. The main difference between wasps and hornets is their size. Hornets are larger than wasps, which is one of the main reasons … Continue reading

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Bees are Good, but What About Wasps and Hornets?

Increasingly, people agree that bees are good for us and the environment and are indeed essential to our survival, but what about wasps and hornets, aren’t these useful too? Hornets are large wasps and, like bees, wasps pollinate plants and … Continue reading

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Quiet Morning At The Hornets’ Nest.

All quiet at the hornets’ nest this morning; Spike was indifferent to it. My camera was ready to shoot, so I couldn’t pass without trying to get  a hornet image. When I tap the tree trunk with my fingernail, a … Continue reading

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Trouble At Home.

The hornet saga continues: Spike was sat to attention a good three metres away from the hornets’ nest tree when I arrived there this morning. He was looking up at the nest entrances and making soft woofing noises. There was a … Continue reading

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Scaredy Cat Hornets.

Passing the hornets’ nest this evening, I shone my torch in both entrances; there wasn’t movement in either. I suspected, though, that there might be a few hornets still holed-up somewhere in the nest. I wondered if this might be good opportunity to shoot some decent close-up … Continue reading

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Hoo Wood Hornets.

Last year I photographed a hornets’ nest in an old woodpecker hole; well, it was two woodpecker holes really. A green woodpecker punched a decent sized vertical shaft, about 350 mm long, in the trunk of a healthy oak tree on Hoo Wood … Continue reading

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Good Bye Summer Holidays.

With summer holidays mostly over, it’s time for serious marshing: coppicing, pollarding, scrub clearance, and the Island will be improved this winter. Hopefully, more marshers will turn out on workdays.

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