Animal of the Month
What's so special about it?
|Eastern Yellowjacket; Image belongs to Duke University|
Where can I see one?The eastern two-thirds of North America are home to this species, including southern parts of Canada. Yellowjackets build their nest in woodlands, fields, farms, parks and gardens so there's no need to stray too far out of any given city. It's best to just observe the individual workers as they sip nectar and fruit juices - getting too close to the main colony increases your chances of being stung!
Is there anything similar near Brisbane?
|R. romandi nest; Photo by David Morwood|
Yellowjacket image © Duke University Entomology Department
Paper Wasp nest image © David Morwood, Queensland Naturalists' Club