Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cautious Optimism


Blue skies and wild cherry buds showing the first signs of bursting, but this little huddle of still-hibernating 7-spot ladybirds Coccinella septempuncata don't seem to have got the message that spring has arrived .... or maybe they know something that we don't...

5 comments:

  1. Yep, they know what my granny knew..... Ne'er cast a clout till May is out!" :O)
    ;)

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  2. Yea, they know the old saying 'One swallow does not a summer make' too lol

    Spring does seem to have rushed in this year, after the bad weather. I do hope it stays.

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  3. There have been a few ladybirds wandering round the garden here for the past few days. I always wonder how they manage to survive a hard long winter.

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  4. I think they were smarter than us humans, which are coughing and sniffing after thinking enforced hibernation is at an end!

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  5. Thanks for your comments Lesley, Keith, John and Yoke .... I guess they are probably geared to waking up once their food - aphids - begin to breed, so becoming active in mid-March would be prett reckless unless it was a mild winter...

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