Friday, May 17, 2013

Ladybug Picnic

1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 ladybugs came to the lady bug picnic. Well, actually about a billion more than that! I know where the ladybugs go for their annual family reunion. A very short walk from Dogwood Lane Farm down a dirt road and over a rickety bridge across Canyon Creek is the Ladybug Picnic Grounds.

At first you see a cluster and think, "oh, look at all the ladybugs!"


 And then as you start to look around you exclaim, "OH, look at all the ladybugs!" Yes, every little bit of red you see is a ladybug.

But then... you're afraid to take a step in any direction. " OH, LOOK AT ALL THE LADYBUGS!"



Until next time,

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16 comments:

  1. I saw something like that years ago in Mexico, but the ladybugs there were in flight. It was a bit frightening, actually, to be surrounded by swarms of bugs--even if they were just ladybugs.

    On the bright side, your garden should be aphid-free this year!

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    1. I have to say that I do start to get kind of a crawly feeling if I stay too long in the lady bug playground!

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  2. OMG I have never seen anything like this. Was visited by swarms of Cicada's one year and it freaked me out for a long, long time... hate those red eyed, noisy bugs. They were so bad you had to use your windshield wipers to drive. UGH..guess I am not in love with all creatures great and small when I think about it.

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    1. Cicadas would not be my favorite either, aren't they some kind of grasshopper like thing? Ugh! I would definitely not like that at all. Bugs in general are not my thing but lady bugs are so good to have in your garden. They do bit though so watch out.

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  3. First time I've seen anything like this. Wow.

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    1. Pretty amazing isn't it? A natural breeding ground where these critters over winter each year. I'm super glad it's so close to my place as it keeps my garden aphid free.

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  4. I've never seen so many lady bugs in one place.Wish you could ship them. I could so use some in my garden.

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    1. I would if I could but as it is I keep this location a secret so that the population won't be killed off by folks looking to sell them. They breed here each year and then fly away.

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  5. OMGosh. I've never seem more than one at a time and it's been years since I've seen any.

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    1. Golly, I'm sorry you don't see lady bugs any more. It must be the pesticides that are killing them off. That stuff can't tell the difference between good and bad bugs. :( Do you remember catching lady bugs in a jar when you were I kid? Lady bug, lady bug fly away home...

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  6. OMG! I have never seen anything like this before! I can't believe it's real

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    1. It's amazing what you can find just a short walk off the beaten path isn't it? Of course, we do live quite a ways from the city lights and I do keep this spot a secret so they will be protected.

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  7. Oh my stars!!! How cool is that! Thanks for sharing this! Step lightly! ;0)

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    1. Whenever I go to this spot I'm afraid to step any where! As far as the eye can see in all directions there are lady bugs. Then one day they're all gone, just like that!

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  8. I've never seen anything like it! I didn't know they gathered in such large groups.

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    1. This is a lady bug breeding ground and they return here year after year by the millions. A closely held secret by me as some would like to come and harvest them commercially. I think we should just let them be wild there are so few wild things left.

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