Lady Bugs

This time of year Lady Bugs (actually beetles) swarm and get ready for winter.


I liked the contrasting colors and shapes in this image. But if you really want to see a swarm of Lady Bugs.


This is actually a small percentage of the Lady Bugs we saw. Lady Bugs hibernate during the winter and are seeking a quiet spot to go to bed. Unfortunately these were on a dry part of the Merced River and I fear that the coming winter weather and spring snow melt might overrun their sleeping quarters. If you have rose bushes and aphids, get some Lady Bugs, no more aphids.

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