These compartmentalized tubes were constructed of pieces of leaf cut while green. They were found mixed into the wood shavings near the bottom of a wood duck nesting box placed in a wetland. Pupa inside did not appear to be alive.
Observed during nest box maintenance. Several egg membranes indicate most ducklings successfully hatched out. One unhatched egg failed to develop and one hatchling failed to emerge from box.
nested over water in wood duck nest box
found sleeping in a squirrel nest box
Down feathers and egg membranes observed during nest box maintenance indicating successful hatching.