Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Epic Entomological Battles in the Backyard, OR Ladybug Larvae in the Apple Trees
It has been an odd day - thunderstorms, plugged toilets, and braces for G, among other things...
...but the real topper was discovering, that ladybugs eat their young! How horrifying! But, you know - interesting (you can click the pictures below to get a better look).
We'd probably be upset, except our trees are currently infested with hoards of ladybugs, ladybug larvae, aphids, and ants, locked in mortal combat.
I'm not sure who's winning the battle, but the apples seem to be growing despite the war going on around them, so we're staying out of it.
I guess that makes us war correspondents, reporting to you from the front lines.
Like I said, it's been an odd day.
It's great to be a homeschooler.