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Walkers asked to look for invasive insects after nest found on coast

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ISLANDERS are being urged to be vigilant while walking along the coast ­– after an Asian hornet nest was found on a rock just above the high-water mark.

The nest was discovered in a recess in the rock face near Rozel this week. It was found just days after another hornet nest was removed from a tree at Anne Port.

Asian hornet nest under a rock on the coast at Rozel Picture: JERSEY ASIAN HORNET GROUP (25497765)

In a Facebook post, the Jersey Asian Hornet Group said: ‘Please be observant wherever you are, whether at home, in your garden, walking through St Helier or St Aubin, in fact anywhere in Jersey, as these insects are now to be seen pretty well anywhere.

‘Please remember that it could be YOUR report which might lead our volunteer teams to find a nest. The presence of these insects should be of concern to all, not just a few volunteers giving up their time.’

John de Carteret, a member of the Jersey Asian Hornet Group, said that it was important that people kept a look out for nests while walking along the coast.

‘We know they have built nests in these sort of places elsewhere, but this is the first one locally. It adds a new dimension to where people should be looking.’

The nest was due to be destroyed last night.

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