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Bald-Faced Hornets Nest. A nest of a Bald-Faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata).  Bald-faced hornets are a type of yellowjacket wasp, so named for a white spot on their head.  Their nest contains layers of hexagonal combs covered by a gray paper envelope.  The hornets chew natural wood and fibers and mix it with their saliva to create the paper nest.  Nests are used for only one season, with pregnant queens overwintering and founding a new colony in the spring or summer. CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEW

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Photographs by Janine Ngai