A perfect example of how important roadside verges can be for wildlife. A buffer zone has been left, probably not by choice, but there is a convenient reen at the bottom of a slope which the council thankfully! don't want to cut!
Wasp Spiders are a very remote species, often found in the exact same spot as previous years, so long as the eggs manage to last the winter. Any type of grass cutting would destroy the eggs and could wipe the population out entirely. I found 14 spiders altogether in 3 main groups, each group had a dozen or so together, likely to be the place they hatched. They don't travel far, as the habitat they're born in is exactly what they need to survive. Their prefered prey is Grasshoppers and their web is most certainly up for the challenge of catching them.
One of three egg sacks found in the same tuft of grass. Easily wiped out with a simple end of year grass cut.
Because the species is so delicate, a re-introductory plan would be beneficial in areas of suitable habitats, such as the west side of Cefn Ila backing onto Prescoed Prison. The un-managed land at prescoed could hold a decent population. Llandegfedd Reservoir wild flower meadows may also be suitable, if it wasn't for the fact that they cut the grass each year and graze it with sheep in the winter.