Are Paper Wasps Beneficial in the Garden?

Paper wasps are beneficial insects that are a natural part of the native ecosystem and play an important role in pollination and pest population control. Paper Wasp Identification There are many species of paper wasps worldwide, so they do vary in appearance, but the distinctive grey papery inverted-cone nest that they all build and inhabitContinue reading “Are Paper Wasps Beneficial in the Garden?”

How to Recognise Praying Mantis Eggs

Praying mantises are a beneficial predator in your garden, they eat other insects and keep the pest insect population down. It’s important to be able to recognise their eggs so that you don’t accidentally damage them, that way you’ll be rewarded with a garden full of little praying mantis nymphs in spring when they allContinue reading “How to Recognise Praying Mantis Eggs”