Wednesday 27 February 2008

Ladybug Exodus

Spring must be well and truly here! The ladybugs have woken up and are ready to leave. The last few days have seen them fluttering all over the bedroom in attempts to find their way out. The noise itself is becoming quite irritating!

So, as Good Samaritan and ladybug protector I decided to give another few dozen a helping hand on their way to freedom this morning. I spent some time painstakingly chasing them around with pieces of paper before I remembered... ladybugs can fly... and took to nudging them gently out the window!

The newly freed bugs mostly took to sitting on the bedroom window sill and enjoying the sunshine... hopefully their next port of call will be to go and colonize my shrubs and return the favour by eating all the bugs and grubs that might otherwise devour the garden!