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Sometimes the spider wins

I often see a wasp in summer, dragging around a spider larger than itself, whose legs it has have ripped off the spider’s paralysed body. The wasp places the body in its egg chamber, all nice and fresh for the … Continue reading

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Will o’ the wasp

Wet weather in summer means all sorts of wasps are flying about, looking for caves, overhangs and sheltered spots in which to build their paper or mud nests (see the December 2010 post, ‘A mother’s love‘). Some are even coming … Continue reading

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A mother’s love

It’s been warm and wet, a bit earlier than usual for summer. So the ‘buzzies’ (paper wasps, mud wasps and others) have been very active – sometimes we have to close the back glass doors because a dozen or so … Continue reading

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