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10 January 2012

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Nicole

Great pics. I see you found the same irresistible stump to climb on.

Valerie J. Frey

We sure did, Nicole. I don't think there's any way we could have walked past it without scaling it.

Jill

This is so magical! Thank you for sending along the directions - I am going to forward to my sister/friends living in the Bay Area.

kelly

Incredible. I have never seen so many ladybirds in one place before. I will show your pictures to my insect adoring son. He will be intrigued. Thanks for sharing!

Valerie J. Frey

Thanks, Kelly. I hope he enjoys seeing the pictures.

Adventure Academy Mom

That is amazing. Great pictures. You are very lucky to live around that area.

Julee Herrmann

we happen to have had a home where the ladybugs would return year after year and use our sunroom for their diapause. i did a little reading at that time and learned that they leave a pheromone behind so that their ancestors will know where they can have a nice winter retreat. and yes, we could smell those little buggies in our meditation space... it was somewhat creepy to have so many critters in our home, but it was also somewhat of an honor to know they were cozy there... we had also learned that they often die during diapause due to dehydration so we kept a humidifier going in the heat of the day to keep them hydrated.

thanks for the awesome info! we'll be bringing a homeschool group out this week and i can't wait to see the throngs of beetles.
julee

Valerie J. Frey

Thanks Adventure Academy Mom. And thanks, Julee. Wow! I can only imagine a house full of ladybugs! I didn't know about the dehydration. We're missing rain this winter and I hope that doesn't hurt them. There is rain forecast for later this week, so I will think about thirsty ladybugs. Happy adventuring!

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