BADGERS DIG OUT BUMBLE BEES AND EAT WASPS

Britains Horse chestnut trees are under threat.  The ‘leaf minor’ caterpillar is attacking them.

The leaf minor caterpillar’s numbers are controlled naturally by wasps  – who eat them.

Wasps nests are being eaten by badgers.

So, indirectly badgers are destroying our lovely chestnut trees.

Badgers also dig out bumble bees.

Is this a case of protecting one species, which then spreads and reproduces so much that it destroys other species and plants?

Do the conservationists know these facts?

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2 thoughts on “BADGERS DIG OUT BUMBLE BEES AND EAT WASPS

  1. Susie

    Oh please, come on!!
    Humans don’t destroy wasps’ nests of course!!
    Ever come across the balance of nature? The badger is a predator and as such there are natural mechanisms in place to limit predation on any one prey species. Simply leaving a species alone and not killing/hunting/culling it does NOT mean it will expand to the detriment of other species, it just means we preserve it as a species.
    How much proof do you need that it’s HUMAN activities that are leading to the decline and extinction of ever more species.

  2. Dede Congdon

    Do you not understand Suaie, that there is no natural predator for the badger? And that apart from cars killing a few they are uncontrolled in numbers and spreading rapidly? Ergo there is NO balancing. Parts of the countryside are now thick with them and they are not a cute cuddly animal, no matter how many people do not undestand the facts of living in the wild. And yes Susie – the human activity of protecting one species at the expense of many IS damaging.

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