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Willie Patterson Jr.

I did notice several wasp and one choosing a wind chime. I also notices two of them going into the chimes with 4" stems of grass on several occasions, then gently working the blade into a nest inside the chime. I don't dare look inside, but it is interesting, and educational. What does amaze me is the wind chime ringing does not seem to disturb the activity of the insect doing it's nest building.

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Jaucelyn Nylund

In my 50 years of living in the Pacific Northwest, I have never encountered this grass carrying wasp until a few days ago. She is making a nest in my wind chimes! I was excited to find out more about them and your article is very well written and helpful. My only question is: what in the world is this wasp doing in WA State????

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monataylor321

I found a few nests in my windchimes too. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware what they were and pulled one out. Tiny little grasshoppers and larvae fell out. The other nest was left untouched. Oh my, it's sad to destroy ignorantly. I suppose their distribution across the rockies might be credited to windchimes being packed as people move.

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