Late last fall some friends discovered an enormous wasp nest in their yard. Because they know we homeschool, and because they're wonderfully thoughtful, they passed on this beautiful creation for my boys to inspect and learn from. (Thank you Robinson's!)
Coincidentally, our science curriculum this year has been about flying creatures - birds, bats, insects, and beetles. I knew our chapter on bees and wasps would happen in the spring so we held out on opening the wasp nest until this last week.
The detail and intricacy of this nest was incredible to see up close! The layers, the colors, the egg chambers - amazing! - especially considering a bunch of buzzing insects chewed wood, mixed it with their saliva, and created this fascinating thing. Micah is still wondering "why spit from people can't make cool things, too?"