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Contributed photo Bev Thoennes sent in photos of odd looking nests located in birch trees at her home on Lake Brophy. The Echo Press did further investigation about the nests and discovered they are paper wasp nests.

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A reader sent in photos of a pair of nests that were built this year in birch trees near her home on Lake Brophy.

The Echo Press did some further investigation about these nests.


The nests are home to paper wasps, according to Robin Trott, the extension educator of Douglas County.

Trott said that paper wasps create their nest from plant and rotten wood material by chewing the material and mixing it with their saliva.

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