"The Potter Wasp" by Owen Carter

Duration: 01:06


Owen Carter knew absolutely nothing about potter wasps until the entomologist John Walters agreed to let him accompany him to their heath habitat.

John has been studying these amazing wasps for 5 years and taught Owen everything he was able to convey in his finished film. Owen admitted that "without [John], this film could never have been made."

Owen went on to say that he "was keen to create a short video about the potter wasp as so little is known about them. It was a real struggle to keep the film to just one minute when there is so much more to say about their fascinating life-cycle and behaviour."

The Potter Wasp was filmed at Bovey Heathfield, on the border of Dartmoor National Park near Owen's home in Devon.

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