Friday, June 22, 2012

Ladybug Release

We are having such a fun summer.  I have been on the hunt for fun activities for my daughter.  A friend of mine told me that you can purchase a whole bunch of ladybugs from the garden center to release in your garden.  So we took a trip to Tagawa Gardens to purchase the ladybugs and a few other things.

We waited until dusk. Ran the sprinkler in our garden, so the ladies had something to drink.  Then released a third of the package at a time over 3 nights.  They come in a package of 2000 and you store them in the refrigerator before and between releases.

This was a fun after dinner project.  It's so good for the garden and the yard too.

Each night we had ladybugs everywhere. We had to tread lightly and take extra care to not step on the ladybugs.

..and made sure we had no ladybugs on us before we entered the house

The release was over two weeks ago and I still see at least 2 or 3 each time I go outside.

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