European Wasps

To: Robin Hide <>
Subject: European Wasps
From: Denise Kay <>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 05:39:00 +0000
Thanks Robin

I have a nest some where too, I am still looking . 

I found them feeding on a dead White Faced Heron down near the creek ( competing with the Ravens and have had them in decaying fruit in the  G H Flying fox aviary . 


On 9 Mar 2018, at 3:55 pm, Robin Hide <> wrote:

We had a nest (first one) destroyed/poisoned in the eaves of our house in Ainslie a week ago.
(Cost c 3 times the rate in UK!)
Robin Hide
From: Sue Beatty  
Sent: Friday, 9 March 2018 3:51 PM
To: 'COG List'
Subject: [canberrabirds] European Wasps
Hi All,
I can’t be the only COG member who has found a few European Wasp nests while wandering in the bush. In the last few weeks I’ve found their nests in the ground at Tidbinbilla (where the Rangers told me they would bait in the area), below Scrivener Dam and across the road from the Yankee Hat carpark. The Rangers at Namadgi assured me the authorities still want to hear about every nest we find so they can destroy it. I’m pretty familiar with these wasps as we had a nest removed from the walls of our house! They’re very distinctive looking.
Anyway, there’s an app (but of course there is!) that you can use when you find a nest which gives the exact location to make it easier for the ACT authorities to find and destroy the nest.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Namadgi rangers I spoke to said they were very concerned about these pests and say they pose a serious threat to Australian wildlife – including birds! When I told them I was a COG member they asked me to pass this info on to you. So here it is. I’m sure many of you are already much more knowledgeable on the subject than I am!
Sue Beatty

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