Join a search team, try some crafts, and learn more about ladybugs at San Diego Botanic Garden's Ladybug Day on May 21, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We’ll begin in the Seeds of Wonder Parking lot. When you’re done with your science work, take your grownup to visit the new Hamilton Children’s Garden. This year, a very special treat—Irene T. Hunt will be reading and signing her new book with many pictures from our very own San Diego Botanic Garden.
Scientists Need Your Help!
The scientists at Cornell University need the help of children all over the country to find, photograph, and release ladybugs as part of the Lost Ladybug Project. These scientists are concerned about the decline of native ladybugs and need help find out what kind of ladybugs can be found in our area. When we upload the photos of the ladybugs, the scientists at Cornell will identify them. The scientists can’t be everywhere to do the searching so they need your help, because kids are very careful searchers. After all, it was a ten and eleven year old sister and brother who found the 9-spotted ladybug the scientist hadn’t seen in years.
Who can be a citizen scientist? YOU, when you come to the San Diego Botanic Garden’s Ladybug Day and help search for ladybugs! Last year we found and photographed 176 ladybugs.