Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Creative Challenge #275 ~ Rare

Ladybirds (ladybugs) used to be one of the commonest sights of the British summer, but in the last few years they seem to have become increasingly rare. This is the only one I saw this past summer
Ladybird

30 comments:

  1. Good shot, lady bugs bring good luck

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  2. Fantastic shot! We still have them here in Canada.

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    1. Thanks DL :-)) I'm going to have to do some research into why they are becoming rare here.

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  3. Nice picture, lovely ladybug!

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  4. awesome photo, Mitch....perhaps they seem to be rare there because of the old verse: "Lady bug, lady bug fly away home
    your house is on fire
    your children alone!"

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    1. Thanks Linda :-)). Ahhh, that might explain it then. LOL.

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  5. True, I don't see so many in the garden as I used to and they are so useful eating the aphids.

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    1. I wonder where they have all gone?

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  6. En fantastiskt fin närbild av nyckelpigan (med ett litet hjärta på till och med). I år har det varit ont om nyckelpigor här i Ösmo.

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    1. Tack Ulla. Om du har många, skicka några här!!

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  7. Pretty thing! Great shot!There are some areas in this country where we have too many!. Where I live I rarely see fireflies :( they have become rare for me

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    1. Thanks Danette :-)) We don't get fireflies at all here.

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    2. on the CC challenge site I asked a question, I apologize I meant #8 not yours #6 :)

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  8. Reading the above comments, I think I can say ladybugs have immigrated to Portugal. In summer, I saw these gardener's best friends in several gardens... Excellent shot!

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    1. Thanks Belita :-)). Perhaps ours have all migrated to Southern Europe!!

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  9. they are getting hard to see here too and I really love them-and these do not bite like those yellowish ones that seem to have taken over

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    1. I don't think we get the yellow ones at all here.

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  10. As a child we had an ongoing contest who could find the ladybug with the largest number of dots on the back! In California we didn't see them that much (maybe too hot and dry?)

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    1. Yes, it might have been the wrong climate for them, but I'm not sure.

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  11. I love them , I hope they will survive no matter how bad we behave towards the mother nature .

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  12. We still have many ladybugs but there are no more fireflies here... I remember when I was a kid how many they were...
    Great shot :)

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    1. Thanks HF :-)) Send some over here then.

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