Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Wasp Invasion Hits Britain

Zoe Bunter, development manager at insect conservation charity Buglife, sounds a bit like my landlord in today’s Telegraph.

"We have heard reports of lots of wasps about at the moment," Zoe is quoted as saying.
"We have had some rain but it has remained consistently mild throughout the spring and summer so wasps nests have done well.
"Although people see them as a nuisance, the wasps have been working away for months and months eating our garden pests, such as caterpillars and aphids so they do a fantastic job for us."

I tell you - as soon as it starts to get a bit colder, the party will be over for the wasps on the roof of our porch.

1 comment:

Paul Taberham said...

I don't have a garden, so didn't register the drop in aphids and caterpillars.

I did notice more wasps around, mind. So I do hope someone has benefited form this, besides the wasps...