Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lady of the Field

"In every walk with nature
one receives far more than he seeks.
~John Muir

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The Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle is an important predator of pest insects, especially aphids, in gardens and fields.
Carefully inspecting each leaf of goldenrod, she rests, before moving on.

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Anonymous said...

Lovely photos, great quote (which I have copied and added to my collection)

NCmountainwoman said...

I do love the thoughts of John Muir. So inspiring. Lovely photos of the busy beetle.

Razor Family Farms said...

My favorite! I love ladybugs!


KGMom said...

Nina--this ladybug series is just priceless. Sometimes I feel like a broken record commenting on your blog. Your photos and words so intertwine to form perfect praise of nature. I run out of words!

Ruth said...

You have a gift for seeing in macro. Lovely photos.

Rambling Woods said...

I didn't know that about lady beetles..Thank you for the info and the photos are great too..

Kerri said...

Oh my...your quote for this post is the same I used for mine today. What is it they say about great minds..... I love the little ladybeetle walk!