Best Left Alone

For the first time ever, I came across a hornets’ nest that I was able to snap a photo of along the Heron Rookery Trail and then decided it was best left alone.

Indiana Dunes National Park

“I may think that hornets
do not have an ideal social organization,
but I know better than to poke their nest.”

– FRED REED –



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18 responses to “Best Left Alone”

  1. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar
    Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet

    Lovely photo, Pepper. We used to see hornet’s nests in Virginia. I always kept my distance! <3

    1. Smart of you to keep your distance. This is only the second one I have ever seen. The first one, I didn’t know what it was. 😁

  2. Good call. Apparently hornets build a new nest every year.

    1. Now that, I didn’t know. Love learning from fellow bloggers. 😊

  3. Bay Photos By Donna Avatar
    Bay Photos By Donna

    Awesome find, Pepper! 🙂

    1. Bay Photos By Donna Avatar
      Bay Photos By Donna

      Hey, my comment went through!!! Woot woot!!! 🤗💃😊

      1. Super! 😊

    2. Thanks! I was excited to spot the nest. 😊

  4. Oh my goodness! This is a great find and photo. I wouldn’t even know what it was if I saw it.

    1. Thanks! The only reason I knew what it was is that I had seen one once before along another trail and found out from a fellow hiker that it was a nest. I looked it up and sure enough, they were right. 😉

  5. 👌👌👌📷👀 wow…I have big respect for hornets. Have You a wonderful day dear Irene🤗📷🌹

    1. I definitely have a lot more respect for them now too. 😊

  6. I agree the intricate work with no ‘patern’ to read!!!🙂

    1. The artwork is amazing. Makes me wonder how many hornets it took to build their nest and how much time it took. 😊

      1. Yes, I wonder who could tell you that? !!!🤣🤣🤣

        1. I ask too many questions that I’ll probably never have an answer to. 😁

  7. Beautiful work of art! After frost, all hornets are gone, so it is safe. 🙂

    1. Good to know. So this one would have probably been safe to get closer. The intricate work those hornets do is amazing. 😊

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