14 Sep 2020

Wasps wake up for spring across Aotearoa

From Lately, 10:45 pm on 14 September 2020

We're coming into spring and along with the blooming trees and rising temperatures, there are also wasps! Every spring wasps rise from the winter and make their way around the country. 

Wasps are a problem predator in Aotearoa and we're often not as aware of the threat posed by wasps as we are aware of stoats and possums.

Karyn speaks with author and science writer Dave Hansford who's taken a long hard look at wasps in New Zealand. 

Huge wasp nest discovered at Karekare beach area of Waitākere Ranges Regional Park

Photo: Auckland Council / Jay Farnworth