On 21 Aug 2004 02:59:57 GMT, email@example.com (Conase) wrote:
:) BINGO ! It is about the size of a basketball - almost.
:) How long does it take to build a nest this size ??
:) Must be a matter of DAYS since I am always looking IN the trees for stuff to
:) prune and for insect or caterpillar damage.
:) Due to rain, I have not checked.
It probably has been there since Spring/ early Summer. Towards late
Summer the size greatly increases due to the now large population
working together. That will be about as big as it gets, this time of
year their diet will switch from meats to sweets and next years queens
will look for a place to hibernate the Winter to start new nests next
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
It is said that the early bird gets the worm,
but it is the second mouse that gets the cheese.