This bench is habitat

from the Frank Lab Website
May 22, 2014

A few weeks ago, while I was sitting on a bench on campus eating lunch, a female carpenter bee startled me by flying up directly between my knees. She looked me in the eye and buzzed off. Turns out I was sitting right above the nest hole she had carved into the underside of the wooden bench. Of course, carpenter bees were patrolling just about every deck plank, bench board and fence post right then, so I didn’t think much of it.

But today, I walked past that same bench to find a whole new lively scene.

Read more to find out what else was living in the bench.

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