Wasps! What are they good for? Most people think of them as angry, picnic bothering despoilers of summer. Well, they might be right, but they are so much more.
Rambling Ratz highly recommends tootling over to this link and having a jolly good read of « Wasps and Their Ways » by Margaret W Morley (1900). She has a great affection for wasps and writes in a most entertaining manner.
This is a scene familiar to many of us, a wasp ravishing my lovely apple; Ms Morley explains why they are so keen on fermented fruit; « … they are immoral enough to abandon themselves to whatever satisfaction comes from intoxication … they may be seen lying around in a state of helpless drunkenness ». She also proffers such gems of advice as, « … it is never safe to frighten hornets … » and » …whoever loves wasps need not fear…
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