Of Wasps and Chinese Lanterns

"A swarm of mosquitoes can sound like thunder." -Chinese proverb My story's not about mosquitoes. It involves a different pesky insect. With spring coming, birds are chirping and flowers are bursting into color. But there may also be the arrival of paper wasps in our area. Similar to yellow jackets in looks, the paper wasp is a bit longer and more slender. Yellow jackets love meat and are pretty aggressive, while paper wasps are docile. Nevertheless, their striped danger markings scare me. … [Read more...]