Anne Elliott's photos with the Ladybug

An endless feast for a Ladybug

An endless feast for a Ladybug
On 19 September 2015, I went to an Open House at the home of our main leader for both birding and botany. This was to mark the end of the botany season, which is always sad. We went on one last walk, around the neighbourhood, stopping to look at various…
Added on October 26, 2016

Hollyhock buds

Hollyhock buds
Fortunately, at least the Hollyhocks and Gladioli were still in bloom and in good condition when I called in briefly at the Reader Rock Garden after an afternoon volunteer shift on 26 August 2015. Most of the flowers there had finished for the season and…
Added on June 14, 2016

Another day closer to spring

Another day closer to spring
Snow is in the forecast for later today, so it feels good to see bright colour and things from summer. Actually, when I look at my recent photostream, there is quite a surprising amount of colour for this time of the year. This winter has turned out to…
Added on January  6, 2016

Convergent Ladybug / Hippodamia convergens

Convergent Ladybug / Hippodamia convergens
This photo was taken a week ago, on 29 May 2015, on a trip way down in southern Alberta, 170 km S of Calgary. A small group of us spent the day at the Whaleback, climbing the ridges, doing a species count. We had such a great day, finding all sorts of t…
Added on June  5, 2015

Seven-spotted Ladybug larva

Seven-spotted Ladybug larva
On 27 August 2013, several of us went to Pearce Estates, along the Bow River in Calgary, not far from Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. This was the first time I had seen any of the devastation along the Bow, caused by the Alberta Flood of the Century in June 20…
Added on January 31, 2014

Seven-spotted Ladybug on Yucca seedpod

Seven-spotted Ladybug on Yucca seedpod
Taken on Saturday, 21 September 2013, when two friends and I joined a group of people from Medicine Hat College to drive a long way across the prairie to an area called the Pinhorn Grazing Lease. Yucca plants, which are not found in Alberta, had been dis…
Added on October  1, 2013

We are family

We are family
This afternoon, 27 August 2013, several of us went to Pearce Estates, along the Bow River in Calgary. This was the first time I had seen any of the devastation along the Bow, caused by the Alberta Flood of the Century in June. Masses of gravel and silt…
Added on August 28, 2013

Cardoon with tiny visitor

Cardoon with tiny visitor
Cardoon reminds me of my favourite thistle, the Nodding or Musk Thistle. This (very tall) one was growing in the gardens at the Calgary Zoo when I visited a few days ago. Lucky for me, a tiny Two-spotted Ladybug was exploring the interesting landscape :…
Added on September 19, 2009

Three-banded Ladybug

Three-banded Ladybug
I have searched and searched for the ID for this Ladybug, but have not (yet) been able to find it. Maybe it's not a Ladybug after all? It was the tiniest thing (4-5 mm) on a small piece of fallen bark at the edge of a wooded area, in Benchlands, out pas…
Added on June 20, 2009

When I grow up ....

When I grow up ....
..... I want to be just like Mom and Dad - a LADYBUG (or Lady Beetle)!

Not the greatest photo, but I thought I'd share these Ladybug larvae with anyone who is not familiar with what they look like at various stages of development. Strange insects, for s…
Added on August  7, 2009