Nov 2015 to Feb 2015 – Wasps’ sleepy time

All good wasps will be asleep except a few who have been disturbed from their hibernation cocoons.

If you find a golf ball sized cocoon, tucked away out of sight and in a safe little place, looking a bit like a rubber band ball but made of silver grey or beige fibrous strands you might have found a Queen wasp’s hibernation cocoon. If so, please be gentle with it and if possible leave it in place, our gardens need our wasps!