I noticed these paper wasps building a nest along the driveway, and stopped to take some photos. The nest was hanging from the fence that separates our driveway from the neighbor's.

According to a publication by Washingtion State University, "yellowjackets and paper wasps are highly beneficial. Do not control them unless their stings present a hazard." and "they feed their young numerous insects that ordinarily damage shade trees and crops. They also kill countless houseflies and blowflies." Get to it, guys!

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