Even after the couple of hard(er) frosts we have had and a bit of snow i spotted a ladybird out and about in my garden, patrolling a still leafy rose bush
Quite a few ladybirds out and about on my spinach beet today. Also caterpillars unfortunately!
I have four hiding in my plastic mini greenhouse! They are eating the aphids and bugs that are on my lupin seedlings!
I had a seven spot ladybird on a thyme plant on Friday and saw a bumble bee on the daphne bush in the farm garden today.
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There are more ladybirds in my garden now than there were in summer.
I posted this after the NYD flower count but here it is again
I have groups of harlequin ladybirds hibernating in my porch every year and I've never been bitten! The only time I remember being bitten by ladybirds was in the drought summer of 1976 when there were swarms of them over the beach in Brighton and they were biting everyone. No allergic reaction then but that might have been before harlequins arrived?
More journalists' scare stories SG?