Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Nature Notes 06-18-09: Bugs for hire
Nature Notes is the brainchild of Rambling Woods who challenges us to "look at something you might never had paid attention to..a flower…a plant..an animal…What changes are taking place?..Is your garden starting to come to life again?"
Did you know you can buy ladybugs? And hire them to work in your garden?
Our fruit trees have been infested with aphids the last couple of years. Aphids are a ladybug's favorite snack.
We turn them loose in the garden in the cool of the evening, and by the next day they're hard at work.
They even get down inside the alliums to munch.
Of course, then they start showing up everywhere - in the kitchen, the bathroom, on the dishes. But we forgive them their trespasses since they do such good work!
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