Wasp battle won but war lost
Sir -- "I threw burning newspapers at them. I sprayed them with chemicals. Now my garden is wasp-free." Thus wrote a reader from Co Wicklow last week.
This destruction of a beneficial insect is but one kind of assault on nature.
Attacking wasps, destroying trees, devastating the habitat of wildlife; the destruction of our blue planet now knows no bounds. Once Nature gets in the way of humans or is perceived as a threat, then Nature must be dealt with.