I spotted this beauty in a tree in front of the house of Becca and Tobin, my neighbors. It looked like it would be ideal for some sort of art project, so I asked if I could clip it down. Becca seemed relieved more than put upon at the prospect of someone fishing the nest out of her tree, so I had at it.
As I walked home with my trophy, I passed John and Lesli next door.
“Oh, you got it first! I wanted that!” Lesli remarked, disappointed.
That’s Reason #128 that I love Wallingford: when someone sees a wasps nest, they think “ooo…art project!”