pretty as a picture

pretty as a picture

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ladybird Ladybird, fly away home....

photo by Kez

As some of you know, I have been taking more than a few shots of Ladybirds lately.

It has taken me a little while to work out where to find them. Where do you find them??

Ladybirds feed on aphids, and LOTS of them!! Have a look at a rose bush to see if you have aphids. If so, have a really good look for Ladybirds. They will lay their eggs where aphids are, so that once the new Ladybirds are hatched, they have an instant source of food.

Don't spray the bush with chemicals, as the ladybird does a far better job at eating away the aphids.

Its nature's way of keeping everyone happy!! :)

1 comment:

  1. I will go check out the roses, and thanks for that very useful and interesting information.