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These Yellow Jacket 'Super Nests' In Alabama Are Down-Right Terrifying

Charles Ray, an entomologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), says Yellow Jackets are creating "super nests" that are three to four times the size of regular wasp nests! A regular nest is equivalent to the size of a volleyball and houses about 4,000 to 5,000 worker wasps. The "super nests" are housing up to 15,000 worker wasps!

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Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Center Received Thousands Of Knitted Nests For Their Baby Songbirds

When the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue posted on Facebook that they needed some handknitted nest for their rescued injured and abandoned baby birds, the post went viral and thousands got to knitting! The center's gotten thousands of the little nests, from as far away as Canada and Japan. "We look for nests every year," Bayleigh MacHaffie, a wildlife rehab specialist for CRW, told WCNC, "We look for nests every year, ones that people can crochet put together so that we can put our songbirds into them when we do get them in."


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