Those who follow this blog will know that last summer we encountered Wasp Spiders in our Suffolk garden for the first time. We also noticed four of their extraordinary egg sacs. I read this morning in the latest issue of The Suffolk Argus, the magazine of our local Butterfly Conservation branch, that 'Suffolk County Council has just agreed a biodiversity plan to protect species such as the Wasp Spider'. I see this development was reported in our local paper, the East Anglian Daily Times (EADT), back on 5 December 20212.
We took advantage of a break in the cloud and enjoyed an hour in the garden. I confess I was not the one digging, but it was good to recycle some earth from last year's tubs. We came across a few insects waiting to emerge ... and ensured that these woodlice were covered up again.
P.S. It seems we are in agreement over the presence of the mouse on our Trailcam photo. Thank you to those who took a careful look!
I would so love to see a wasp spider!
The wasp spider is an impressive creature! Your bulbs are looking great now they're in bloom!
It's been nice to get out into the garden even if it was only just for one day, your pots look lovely. Our mice in the garden have had young, one about most of the time feeding.
Thank you all for your kind comments. I am looking forward to seeing if we have more of there spiders...
How lovely to see the colourful blooms.
I do like the Spring season.
All the best Jan
A lovely post and those wasp spiders are fascinating. All good wishes ~ Mike.
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