We use every opportunity we get to discover the science around us. This summer was no different, especially when we discovered this:
At night this nest was sprayed, a total of three times, then left alone to make sure all the hornets were dead and gone. Finally today Selena asked when it would be taken down. Of course since we had seen no hornet action we obliged her request, with a rake we began the process of removing this nest.
Since I really didn't want to bring this into my house, we took a small piece to feel, and examine while we researched hornets and hornet nests.
Now Selena can say she has pretty much watched the entire cycle of a hornet, nest making and actually got to dissect and investigate the nest at the end. We do love science!