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By Taylor Wildlife, Oct 2 2018 10:51AM

Without wanting to state the obvious - wasps and bees can sting. And although it might feel like they're just out to ruin summer picnics, these stings are intended to work as a defence against predators. Wasps and many bees are boldly striped with colours that act as a warning to predators: don't try to eat me or i'll sting you! Many insect-eating birds and mammals learn to leave these insects along and opt for a less hazardous food option instead.



By Taylor Wildlife, Jul 16 2018 12:00PM

Most people will be familiar with the Common cuckoo, the bird with the unmistakeable song that lays its eggs in the nests of other bird species who then raise the cuckoo chick although it were their own.



Common cuckoo being fed by it's much smaller reed warbler 'parent' (1)
Common cuckoo being fed by it's much smaller reed warbler 'parent' (1)

Less well known is the fact that there are bees with a similar habit to that of the cuckoo.