Northern Paper Wasps live mainly on plant nectar but also feed on caterpillars and small insects.
These wasps are found from southern Canada to Central America.
The species commonly inhabits woodlands, savannas and built wooden environments.
Females have a venomous sting, males do not.
It is difficult to believe from the current tranquil settings at Highland Creek that much mill activity was once present.
Thanks to ken Sproule for assistance in insect identification.
Shine on, O moon of summer.
Shine to the leaves of grass, catalpa and oak,
All silver under your rain to-night. – Carl Sandburg (1878–1967)