I started writing about wasps because of that thing. That no one likes wasps.
And I discovered that ecologically speaking, we do actually need them. I really wanted to get hold of one to draw too.
We saw some soggy dead wasps on our dog walks, but I didn’t fancy picking any of those up and taking one home. But then one day I saw a shadow on my bedroom curtain and Wopsy became a guest of ours for a little under 24 hours.
Even after a feed of honey Wopsy couldn’t fly so we just kept her in.
Then I got to see how beautiful this pollinator and hunter of pests actually is.
And I didn’t realise that wasps are fluffy. Saving all my photos of Wopsy here for reference.