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As I was walking I noticed some trees that were cut down and left with freshbush growing around the stumps. I walked around some of them and noticed this wasp nest on the floor. I saw some guards sitting at the entrance. I later found out that this is a Bold-faced hornet and that they spray venom from their stingers to temporarily blind an intruder. 

 

Wikipedia. (2020, October 31). Bald-faced hornet. Retrieved November 19, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald-faced_hornet

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Along the trail the glitter of these Christmas balls captured my attention. This semi healthy looking tree had a few more Christmas balls on the branches and a button with the text LOVE stuck on the main stump. What is the relation? Love trees? was it someone's commentary of them loving the Christmas balls in the branches like a real life facebook button? Anyways  thought it was humourous. 

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