Helpful wasps

Don’t just kill them off

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September 5, 2011

Culinate contributor Kathleen Bauer has a guest post about wasps from farmer Anthony Boutard on her blog, Good Stuff NW. In the post, Boutard offers a gentle reminder that wasps — those pesky insects that show up for seemingly every outdoor meal — are actually quite useful in the garden, eating caterpillars and other plant pests. A nice thank-you, really, on Labor Day, to a group of maligned insects whose work goes unrecognized.

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1. by maxie on Sep 12, 2011 at 8:49 PM PDT

Oops! was just trying to add that without wasps, there’d be no figs. Figs need wasps to make fruit.

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