European hornet

Clive Knight has finally found the European hornets’ nest we always knew was somewhere in the reserve and sent us this charming picture.

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    1. European hornets are quite mild-mannered creatures, nowhere near as aggressive as common wasps. In the reserve they hunt high up in the trees and seem to show no interest in picnics.

    2. Claire Louise Speddings: they’re surprisingly chilled out animals despite their bad press! Honey bees can be waaay more defensive

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