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Ornery wasps

October 6, 2016

LORIEB (Lor-eee-bee)

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This picture was posted on my other blog recently as a joke.  This week it’s not so funny, but much more meaningful, and is part of the motivation behind this post.  The other part is the fact that I have been stung by a wasp twice in the last 4 days.

I was not sure if wasps are particularly ornery this time of year or they are attracted to my newest pair of red garden gloves.  I did a bit of research; this is what I found out…

wasps, and bees too, are more aggressive in the fall because by this time of year their living spaces are crowded.  They are also extra protective of their hives as they prepare their queens for the upcoming winter.  Know too that wasps, unlike bees that die after one sting, can (and do!) sting multiple times.

Wasps are attracted to the colors…

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