The wasp: Its search for sweetness at beer gardens, kitchen tables and wine glasses has dulled our respect for it. Illustration: Michael Viney

The wooden door of our old greenhouse, scoured by rain and wind, has weathered to a shade of silvery-grey that Farrow and Ball decorating paints might(...)

Viney drawing for September 28 - wasp on windfall apple. Illustration: Michael Viney

“Wasps!” A friend visiting from Cork city was quite sure what I should write about next. Her one word rang with feeling. Cork, with southern warmth, (...)