This little blue butterfly house has been on my deck a few years now. I have only seen a few butterflies visit. Mostly wasps and bees. This time of the year when it starts turning cold, I see a lot of wasps. Looking for somewhere to hibernate I suppose. I thought they hibernate until I researched and found this out…
As the weather gets colder and fall arrives, food diminishes and the remaining adult wasps and old queens die off due to starvation. By winter most average size nests have died but occasionally a large nest will survive longer if enough food can be found.
And so it is with nature. The cycle dies off and then rebirth begins again in the spring.
Are you familiar with a butterfly house?