Sunday, 21 August 2011

Bugs for Beans

Today's trip to the plot was not only for harvesting, as are most visits during August, but also to take some pictures. I like to record the varying stages of growth during the seasons, the changing face of the site and the wide and wondrous range of plants grown at the site.
Today was a good day to record the numbers of ladybirds(bugs) helping keep my plot, and in particular my beans, pest free.

I do enjoy growing beans but I never really gae the life cycle of the ladybird/bug much consideration. I knew the larvae was larger and more voracious than the adult but have never observed the point at which one becomes the other, as some of the above shots show.

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