The first Future Gardeners of SAMLARC workshop this year was a lovely success! SAMLARC's young gardeners spent the morning learning about the ways that ladybugs help in the garden, creating a ladybug craft, and observing live ladybugs.
First, children listened to a short lesson on a ladybug's life cycle, habitat, and favorite foods (hint: aphids). Did you know there are more than 5,000 different species of ladybugs in the world? Depending on the species, a ladybug will display spots, stripes - or no markings at all.