Thursday, October 25, 2007

Reading about ladybugs coating Valley homes, looking for a warm place to spend the winter. Poor little dears.

"The Asian Ladybird Beetle's native homeland is Japan, where they over-wintered mostly in limestone cliffs. 'If they see a light-colored house, it is a beacon to them,' said Robert D. Childs, instructor of Entomology, and Plant Soil Insect Sciences at the University of Massachusetts for 25 years. The ladybugs home in on the large light-colored homes, looking to get in, mistaking them initially for limestone cliffs."

The shepherd will count his sheep,
The valleys will bloom again,
And Jimmy will go to sleep
In his own little room again &c., &c.

Britain/Japan, compare & contrast.

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