IN RED BANK, A HORNET’S NEST OF ACTIVITY

Rich Hardy, of Red Bank’s public works department, warily eyes a hornet’s nest that a borough patrolman found lying in the roadway on Drs. James Parker Boulevard at Leighton Avenue around 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Hardy thought better of bagging the hornet’s nest, though, and left the job to the properly suited Dave Beers, below, of Chesapeake Exterminating, who arrived on the scene within minutes of being called.

Beers said the nest, possibly containing thousands of bald-faced hornets, appeared to have fallen a nearby sycamore tree. (Click to enlarge)