We had an unexpected visitor in our office yesterday at Parke in Bovey Tracey – a Common Wasp Vespula vulgaris. It just appeared out of nowhere and started buzzing around the office – I expect our log boiler had produced enough heat to wake her up as she is a queen wasp. Surprising as there were very few wasps around last year.
I also heard a report of two red admiral butterflies in our Widecombe Shop over Christmas too – all signs of our mild winter.
Just for the record – I let the wasp go and she flew off towards our Walled Garden.