Uninvited Guests. Sam Day returns from Jersey where she’s been helping to track and research the Asian Hornet.
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It’s Asian Hornet Week and Sam Day is back from a busy visit to Jersey. The island is already experiencing the spread of this insect from the French mainland. Able to hibernate in imported plants and foods and with a potentially voracious appetite for bees and other insects, it has the potential to have a significant effect on our indigenous fauna and home agriculture. Along with a team of 30+ experts and volunteers, Sam has been helping to research and test possible solutions for tracking and pinpointing these nests more easily. And she’s captured and brought back some wonderful audio interviews, samples and stories.