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Ladybugs, Ladybugs Everywhere

Ladybug on Flower

We recently purchased about 4500 ladybugs and released them in our garden. They eat bugs that are harmful to plants.

The kiddos loved opening the bags and letting them loose. That was until too many were crawling all over them. At one point, it looked sorta like a scary movie!  It was impressive how quickly the bugs scattered.

Ladybugs on Kiddos
Ladybugs on Kiddos

For about a week after the ladybug release, we kept finding them in our house. In a drum, on the couch, in the shower. Each time, we dutifully made sure the ladybugs found a new home outside in our flowers.

Ladybird
Ladybird

Ladybugs are also known as ladybirds or lady beetles. Seventy different ladybug species are native to Colorado! And they come not just red but also orange and pink and some have stripes.

Liz

Liz grew up in Steamboat Springs. She ski raced around the state (across the country and abroad too!) and was on CU’s NCAA national championship ski team. Liz is most proud of thru-hiking the Colorado Trail. These days, in addition to mountain biking, hot springing, and photographing her way through the Centennial State, Liz teaches yoga and inspires others to enjoy the finer points in life.

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