Sunday, June 13, 2010

ladybug cluster

My son found this cluster of baby ladybugs all bundled together on an old damp log by the strawberry patch in our yard. They are much smaller than the spotted ladybugs I see around here. I'm not sure if these are a different kind of ladybug altogether; besides a ladybug song that I used to sing as a girl, my knowledge of ladybugs is poor. Maybe these over-wintered under the log and came out in the light rain today?


Merche Pallarés said...

Hi Taina! I've been reading some of your posts. Your garden looks wild and lovely. The quotes are very interesting, I particularly liked the last one and the one by Chesterton. How biased are some people like that Helen Thomas whoever she is... Unbelievable!
These ladybugs are very cute, all huddled together, probably to keep warm...
As you can see, I'm back. Hugs, M.

northshorewoman said...

Hello Merche,

Have you moved to your new place now? I will check up on your blog what is new.

Helen Thomas is actually an amazing woman who has done much good work to speak out about the US support of Israel and the bias in the media. Her comment, which she has apologized for, was an off-the-cuff remark during the attack on the flotilla, that Israelis should return to where they came from. Of course, this is not the answer to the problem of Palestine and Israel. But the press has demonized her and discredited her. Sadly.

Merche Pallarés said...

Sorry! I misunderstood Helen Thomas' comments, I don't know why but I thought she was another pro-Israeli Canadian (I'll have to re-read your post). Hugs, M.

Anonymous said...

Those aren't baby ladybugs, they're baby stink bugs.

Ladybug larvae look like this:äferlarve_%28Coccinellidae%29_2.jpg