Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood-Lady Bird
We are overrun with aphids. All over the roses, which you would expect, but they're not stopping there. Surprisingly, the Japanese Maple is covered in them. I've never noticed this happen before, but perhaps it has and I just hadn't observed it. I spied a maple tree a whole town away under siege as well.
Fortunately there is someone to the rescue.
In her red and black cape. Sipping nectar.
and multiplying. Leaving her eggs behind all over the place. I spied many young ladybirds gathered in groups today. Planning there attack I dare say.
The little ones are loving the appearance of these pretty critters. We might try keeping a few to watch their freaky life cycle.
On keeping ladybugs in your garden
We already have a critter we're keeping a close eye on, but that's for another post.
We love Miniscule, beware if you look up lady bird on You Tube you can be entertained for hours!
For more on my love of lady birds checkout this post on Alexander Beetle.
We're linking up with 1000 Homes of Happiness 'Nature' theme this week. I'm a nature nut. All the best stuff happens out there.