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First Asian giant hornet nest eradicated in east Blaine now on display at the Smithsonian

A piece of Blaine is now displayed for the world to view at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

The first Asian giant hornet nest found and eradicated in the U.S., or "nest zero," was displayed July 1 in the Smithsonian's new "Our Places: Connecting People and Nature" exhibition. The exhibit explores how peoples' experiences with nature across the globe motivates them to care for and protect the environment, according to a National Museum of Natural History announcement on the exhibit's opening.

In addition to the nest, the exhibit will include the eradication suits and hornet tracker to educate museum-goers on threats of invasive species. "Our Places" will also look at the equity of green spaces in urban settings, Indigenous practices to restore arid soil and minority-owned aquaculture programs in Chesapeake Bay.

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