This extremely large Paper Wasp nest was found at the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. It was located near the top of a small oak tree, and was as big around as dinner plate. There must have been nearly 100 wasps on this nest, but they were not aggressive. In fact, the wasps were hardly moving at all, and were slightly torpid due to the unseasonably cool weather.

Observation Details

County Tarrant
City Arlington
Date Oct 7, 2012
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Overcast
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Nesting
Gender Female
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Paper Wasp Observation Location