This volunteer Lantana is playing hostess to this ball of paper wasps (Polistes spp.)
I stumbled upon these suprisingly peaceful creatures while clearing some cedar. Lucky for me, I didn’t upset the nest too badly. They’re super camo…unless they’re angrily buzzing about. They’re also very beneficial to the garden or landscape, so try to keep them around if you can!
And below is the newest addition to our purple porch:
Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful? 🙂