POTD: Lovely Box

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Update:
Thanks to blogger J. T. Twissel, this is an insect trap, used to study insect infestations. Thank you, dear!

We have a small kids’ park called Turnip Patch Park. It has a little stream running through it with a covered wooden bridge, park benches, a butterfly garden and, at one time, a piece of artwork on a concrete slab. On the back side of it, adjacent to someone’s home is this lovely box. Out of curiosity, I opened it, expecting to see guano, thinking it was a bat box but, instead, I found wasps. Hm. ~Vic

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04-03-2020

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20 thoughts on “POTD: Lovely Box

    bayphotosbydonna said:
    August 14, 2020 at 8:12 AM

    Hmmmmm…never seen an erected box like that. Is it for bees?

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 14, 2020 at 1:47 PM

      I have no clue. If it is a bee box, it’s extremely narrow and there are no slats inside for wax & honey. If it is a bat box, there’s no opening at the bottom. The wasps had their paper cups hanging from the ceiling but, there was nothing else. It’s a real head-scratcher.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM

      A comment, below, reflects that it is an insect trap.

    Dayphoto said:
    August 14, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Wasps in a kid’s park?!?!? Not a good thing. But I do LIKE the box

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 14, 2020 at 1:50 PM

      There were a few inside the box but, there were no swarms. The box is at the other end of the park, nowhere close to where the kids would play. Like I was telling Donna, above, if it is a bee box, it’s a bad design. Ditto a bat box. There is no opening at the bottom. It’s an odd thing, no doubt.

        Dayphoto said:
        August 14, 2020 at 4:32 PM

        I have a bat box, a ladybug box, and a bee box. I just got them this spring….so far nothing. Just a spider or two.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          August 14, 2020 at 5:58 PM

          I’ve never heard of a ladybug box.

            Dayphoto said:
            August 15, 2020 at 1:25 PM

            Me either, but I saw on in a catalog and had to have it 🙂

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              August 15, 2020 at 2:13 PM

              What does it do? Help them reproduce? Shelter them from weather?

                Dayphoto said:
                August 16, 2020 at 11:36 AM

                I don’t know. But I like it.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          August 14, 2020 at 6:01 PM

          It is an insect trap, according to J.T., below.

            Dayphoto said:
            August 15, 2020 at 1:25 PM

            Oh. Interesting.

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              August 15, 2020 at 2:11 PM

              I’d never heard of such.

    JT Twissel said:
    August 14, 2020 at 5:27 PM

    Our town agriculture guy puts out houses like that all over town to trap insects – mostly looking for the moths that destroy oak trees but also to analyze what kinds of insect infestations are going on around town.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 14, 2020 at 5:59 PM

      Good to know. Thank you!

    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    August 17, 2020 at 10:52 PM

    Turnip Patch Park…sounds like a Saturday morning Krofft show in the 70s right after HR Pufinstuf.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 17, 2020 at 11:06 PM

      Yeah. It does. LOL!

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