With careful observations while watching wasps, you can discover their favorite foods and use that to make your picnics more pleasant.
Wasps are an essential part of the ecosystem, helping to keep it balanced and productive. People need them, but that doesn’t mean you like them when they hang around the picnic table! Why do wasps want our hamburgers and watermelon, and what can we do to keep them out of our summer festivities? In this activity, you’ll experiment to see what foods wasps prefer then use that information to keep them away from your lunch. But first, you need to understand how wasps work.