Wow, this is really steep. I’m very high up. Good thing I don’t mind heights. Who’m I kidding, I’m terrified.
I think I will sit a for spell and wait for my hands to stop shaking. Photo op!
Ok, that’s better. Oh look, cliff swallow nests!
Cool! At least the swallows aren’t freaking out at me the way those rough-legged hawks are. Those hawks are MAD. I hope they don’t switch from screaming at me to dive-bombing me. That would be bad.
Hey, what’s that?
Yay! A wasp nest! Exactly why I’m risking my life climbing around on this stupid cliff! They had to be nesting SOMEwhere.
Ok, this is probably close enough. It’s not very big. It’s shaped like an apple, and about the same size as one. I wonder how many wasps could live in there?
It’s been almost 20 minutes. No one’s gone in and no one’s come out. It’s probably empty, right? Like, pretty much definitely for sure no wasps are living in there, right?
I think I’ll poke it with my net handle.
Ha. I knew it. No one home. I’d sure like to take that nest back with me. I wonder if I can dislodge it?
*JABPOKERAM* Boy, it’s really glued on there good.
*swats at emerging wasps with net before hurtling downhill*
Is one in my net? Yep, it’s in there.
Oh crap, there’s more. RUN! DON’T FALL!
I think they’re gone. Well that was not too bright, now was it? Phew.
*inspects net* Well, at least I got a voucher specimen.