My grandkids love lady bugs. I’m sure if you added all the time together that we’ve spent looking for lady bugs in the back yard that it might add up to days or weeks. We generally look for them on the trees and we look on the rose bushes too. And sometimes we’ve been lucky and found one or two.
But in the first year we’ve had a garden since grandkids, it turns out that the lady bugs love the garden, and they’re easy to find. I was out early this morning checking on things and this one caught my eye, so I made some clicks. What’s kind of fun is that she still had some dew on her back.
I hope the new ease of finding them doesn’t spoil the game we’ve been playing. Searching for lady bugs wasn’t just for the thrill of the chase. It’s been a perfect strategy for those times when we’ve needed to redirect their attention. I’m sure Nana will come up with something, though. She’s good that way.
Photo Note: Nikon V1, Nikon 10-30 zoom lens. It’s a fun lens to shoot stuff like this with because it allows you to get in close.