Reader's View: Hornets are not the enemy
How wonderful that Larry Weber considers himself “fortunate” to have a bald-faced hornet’s nest on the side of his shed, as he described in his Sept. 12 “Northland Nature” column in the News Tribune (“ Watching hornets’ nests grow ”).
As a property caretaker for many years, I have had to poison and destroy many of these nests when their locations were too close for the comfort of owners. I have also been forced to run, cursing, from hornets’ nests in the ground while doing summer tree work. I have been stung more times than I can remember!
The miracle of the hornet life cycle, as described by Weber, reminds me that they are not the enemy. We humans are just part of nature — and increasingly problematic for much of the life that surrounds us.