This was one of about 20 paper wasps in a nest box at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. I had checked the box in the summer and no bird was nesting in it. I checked it again in late August and even the wasps were not there. But since then, a nest has been constructed on the inside side wall of the nest box. It was a cool day when I checked the box, but sunny, and all the wasps were clustered near the back opening seeking the sun. This one was bold enough to step out onto the ledge.