Friday 17 September 2010

Shiny red ladybirds and apples

We have been picking some apples today. Our tree is of the variety Red Devil and crops beautifully large sharp, tangy and red-fleshed apples. After picking one of them, we uncovered four 7-spot ladybirds nestled together, thinking themselves all ready for winter. They will have to look for a better spot as the apples won't be in the tree much longer. Ladybirds often overwinter in groups, but this is the largest group of 7 spots I've seen.

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