Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Ladybird Alert ~ Fourteen 7-Spots at Snape Maltings


After a very slow start to my 2013 Ladybird-spotting, [no] pun intended, the situation has suddenly improved. We counted 14 Seven-spots at Snape Maltings last Saturday, in the sunshine. Some were definitely red while others were more orange in colour. They were all swaying about on stems of long grass.

I have logged these sightings with iRecord via the UK Ladybird Survey.  
Snape Maltings (one of the 2013 venues for the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival)

6 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad you're seeing more ladybirds now. Still very few up here, though last Friday we did find quite a few hiding in the undergrowth as we were foraging for raspberries

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shot of the Ladybird! Glad your count is picking up! Have a happy day, Caroline!

Margie said...

Nice capture of the ladybug.
We don't see many here this summer.

Em Parkinson said...

You've made me realise I haven't seen a single one this year. Very worrying but I'm glad you have at least.

Kalantikan said...

Hi Caroline, thanks for your visit as I am not up-to-date with my visits and postings in my blogs. We've been busy and was sick lately, but okay now!

In my not very often visit to my province, i can't find the ladybirds now even at the plants the legumes with psyllids that they eat. I wonder what happens to them. I only saw one larva one morning and that was the first time i saw a ladybettle larva. I even searched the net if I was correct. best regards!

Kalantikan said...

Hi Caroline, thanks for your visit as I am not up-to-date with my visits and postings in my blogs. We've been busy and was sick lately, but okay now!

In my not very often visit to my province, i can't find the ladybirds now even at the plants the legumes with psyllids that they eat. I wonder what happens to them. I only saw one larva one morning and that was the first time i saw a ladybettle larva. I even searched the net if I was correct. best regards!