Eastern Yellowjacket

Yellowjacket Nest in Southborough

September 6, 2020

A yellowjacket nest in Southborough, photographed by Deborah Costine.
A yellowjacket nest in Southborough, photographed by Deborah Costine.

Deborah Costine found this yellowjacket nest when she turned over a log near her home in Southborough.

Insects and Flowers at Acton Arboretum

August 24, 2020

A bald-faced hornet at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A bald-faced hornet at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A bumble bee at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A bumble bee at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A bumble bee at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A bumble bee at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A bumble bee at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A bumble bee at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Bumble bees at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Bumble bees at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Goldenrod at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Goldenrod at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A great black wasp at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A great black wasp at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A great golden digger wasp at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A great golden digger wasp at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A great golden digger wasp at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A great golden digger wasp at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A great golden digger wasp at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A great golden digger wasp at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A honey bee at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A honey bee at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A honey bee at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A honey bee at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Queen Anne's lace at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Queen Anne's lace at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Queen Anne's lace at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Queen Anne's lace at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Queen Anne's lace at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Queen Anne's lace at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A tachinid fly at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A tachinid fly at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Thistle at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Thistle at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Thistle at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Thistle at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
An eastern yellowjacket at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
An eastern yellowjacket at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
An eastern yellowjacket at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
An eastern yellowjacket at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
An eastern yellowjacket at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
An eastern yellowjacket at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A flower at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
A flower at Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Acton Arboretum, photographed by Nancy Wright.

Nancy Wright photographed a variety of insects and flowers along the trails at Acton Arboretum.

Nature at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

June 15, 2020

An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruby-throated hummingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruby-throated hummingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern yellowjacket at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern yellowjacket at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray catbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray catbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruby-throated hummingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruby-throated hummingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A skipper at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A skipper at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruby-throated hummingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruby-throated hummingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruby-throated hummingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ruby-throated hummingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an eastern bluebird, ruby-throated hummingbirds, an eastern yellowjacket, a gray catbird, and a skipper butterfly at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Nature in Natick

September 8, 2019

An American bullfrog at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American bullfrog at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American bullfrog at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American bullfrog at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern yellowjacket at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern yellowjacket at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted turtle at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted turtle at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American bullfrog, an eastern yellowjacket, and a painted turtle at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick.

Cedar Waxwing and Yellowjacket in Southborough

August 26, 2017

A cedar waxwing in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cedar waxwing in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cedar waxwing in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cedar waxwing in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern yellowjacket in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern yellowjacket in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a cedar waxwing and an eastern yellowjacket at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Nature at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury

May 11, 2014

A common yellowthroat at Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
An orchard orbweaver at Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A spring azure at Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A water strider at Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A yellow jacket at Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury: common yellowthroat, orchard orbweaver, spring azure, water strider, and yellow jacket.