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I’ve always liked the humble ladybird and this photograph, of one trying to get its footing at the end of a leaf is one I’m still particularly happy with. Unfortunately the camera didn’t quite capture when it spread its wings and flew away, but that’s a photograph for another day it seems!


Ladybirds despite the name are actually predators, usually favoring plants with a high population of aphids upon them. This also makes them very useful to farming and anyone who wants to keep their plants free of aphid pests. As a result I always try to rescue ladybirds in trouble or ensure that any who wander inside the house get back out where they need to be: Fighting the aphid menace.