It's that time of year, when ladybugs may be seen in nooks and crannies scattered throughout the mountains of western North America. Please keep an eye out for them, and post up if any ladybugs are seen during your wanderings above treeline this summer.
(Inspired by Roy's latest rambling in Colorado thread.)
Apparently the ladybugs got tired of waiting for me to visit, and decided to visit me instead. They simply flew in.
They're somewhat organized, so it may be some sort of hibernation or migration thing happening. Being that they're Canadian ladybugs, I suppose they'd form a large Veee if they were heading south. Maybe that means they'll stay for the winter.
They're really quite attractive, some might even say magnetic.
Well, ladybugs may be in decline, but the nine spotted ladybug, the state bug of New York (who knew?), which hadn't been seen for decades, was rediscovered last summer. A thriving colony, in fact. They were found between rows of carrots and beans, in Amagansett.