It may be a losing battle — getting this sick world well — but, like a good surgeon, we’ll keep fighting anyway! 😉
[These are Ladybugs having an important conference. Both the adults and the larvae are predators, mostly of aphids; therefore, they are very beneficial in gardens. Ladybugs are common on plants and often overwinter as adults in large swarms under fallen leaves or bark.]
Ladybugs in an important meeting. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014
My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
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My pear tree is experiencing a similar fate, but with small, black, slimy worms. I don’t want to use insecticide and have not yet, but finding a natural repellent that works is difficult…Alas, the nature of life: Eat. Be Eaten.
A lot of times herbs, soap, or oil mixed with water (in a spray bottle) will drive them off. This sunflower was ravaged by grasshoppers before the ladybugs were photographed.
The picture of Lady Bugs should be on a calendar, awesome!!!!