May 13 2001

Bzzzzzzzzzzzz!

We had a few visitors with six legs and a pair of wings in the last couple of days. Some were wasps, but I’m pretty sure that at least one was a hornet. And a few years ago, a hornet queen took a wrong turn and ended up in my parents’ house. It was about as long as my little finger and quite impressive – and a bit scary.

I did some research on the web and came up with Hornissenschutz.de (hornet protection), a very informative web site that is available in German, English and some other languages and offers some impressive photos as well. I learnt that hornets are not as dangerous as most people believe. In fact, in Germany they are listed as endangered species, and it is forbidden to kill hornets or destroy their nests.

Okay, now let’s see if I can find something about bees, wasps, or bumblebees…

day8:

Trip to England

Finally I got the PictureCD which included the last pictures from our trip to England. Here are the photos of the flight from Plymouth to Gatwick via Newquay.

And now I’m going to spend a little time in the garden, lying in the sun – reading a book on nuclear and particle phyics, of course! No better way to enjoy a sunny Sunday…

1 thought on “May 13 2001

  1. Scott Hanson

    We much prefer the visitors with 2 wings and fur… namely, the bats. In the twilight after sunset this time of year, they but on a spectacular aerial show in our backyard. But you have to watch carefully! They fly quickly and are hard to see in the dim light.

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