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  • A white and black hornet.
    Bald-faced hornet. Photo by Carin Rhoden, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    The bald-faced hornet is one of the South’s most famous and feared insects

    April 17, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. At our oldest daughter’s pre-school there’s a nature table that brings artifacts of the natural world a little closer to the hands of three and four year olds. Scattered across the table are seeds, bones, crystals, and leaves. A parent recently brought in a new addition – small, round, paper hornet’s nest. These paper balls that simultaneously evoke aversion and curiosity are made by the bald-faced hornet, which isn’t a true hornet, but a wasp found across much of North America and common here in the Southeast.  Learn more...

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