My parents brought “Lady Bug Land” for Maddy, Owen, and Cora late last spring when they came for a visit. It took us a while to get started, but once we did, we found it to be a really interesting little kit.
It came empty, and we had to send away for the ladybug larvae. We only had to wait about two or three weeks, but then the excitement began:
- Ladybug Land: We filled out the form, and we sent away for the ladybug larvae; it might have cost 5 or 6 bucks.
Within a week or so, they started attaching themselves to the side of the globe.
Maddy and Owen loved to look at the instruction sheet to try to figure out what stage they were in. These guys are now pupas.
And here are the adult ladybugs!! We set them free and watched them fly away.
Welcome to Maryland, little guys!
What a great way of bringing a little science learning into our every day. I think we’ll order more ladybug eggs in the fall; with Golden and Guinea, we’ll have a full house!