Observations From Our Nature Reserves
This week’s Nature Note is from Deborah McLaughlin, Nature Reserve Officer at Bog Meadows in Belfast, an urban nature reserve right beside the M1 motorway.
It’s all about the ladybirds!
The warm weather at the end of last week brought out the ladybirds. We saw lots of 7 spot adults and larvae everywhere, particularly on nettles. Ladybirds are beneficial insects, managing garden pests and will turn up anywhere there are aphids for it to feed on.