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An intricate wasps’ nest hangs from a tree in Presque Isle on Oct. 16. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry notes on its website that, unless the nest is dangerously close to a home, it’s best to leave it alone; the cold winter will kill the wasps and they will not return to the same nest again. Folklore suggests that a wasps’ nest built high forecasts a lot of snow. This nest is about eight feet off the ground.  (Paula Brewer)

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