Sunday, 7 February 2016
Weird scenes inside the wasp mine. What are they mining in there? It looks oddly like bubble-gum to me, which is not improbable, I suppose, as wasps notoriously have a sweet tooth*. Though whether bubble-gum is an extractable natural resource I'm not sure. But wait... Maybe wasps make bubble-gum? Which would explain a lot. Though, in comparison with honey, it's a pretty poor product, frankly.
However, bubble-gum does have its plus side. Not least as a way of educating the young by means of the enclosed, fact-packed and informative cards. It's surprising how much you can learn from bubble-gum cards. Anyone remember "Great British Roadkill"? Or were those stickers?
* I am well aware that wasps don't have teeth, thank you.