Wasps with Professor Seirian Sumner

Wildlife podcast series: wasps

Did you know that wasps are the best pest controllers you could wish for in the garden? They spend their days hunting aphids, caterpillars, and other garden pests to feed their young, while the adults are pretty nifty pollinators too. Today, entomologist and wasp expert Professor Seirian Sumner and Kate Bradbury explore these wonderful, often misunderstood, insects.

They’re often considered the baddies of late summer, but that’s only a tiny part of the story, because it’s just a handful of the UK’s 7,000 different types of wasps that will irritate us at picnics and BBQs. They really are very misunderstood. So, listen on to find out more about wasps and their fascinating lifestyles.

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