Ladybug Day 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas | get directions

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Ladybugs may look delicate and pretty but they are a strong enforcer in the garden. Ladybugs eat aphids and other plant pests, making them critical to a healthy garden.

Each year San Diego Botanic Garden celebrates these beloved Beetles and also teaches the community about other beneficial critters in our back yards. The day will include several activities throughout the garden such as searching for ladybugs, children’s crafts, an opportunity for children to create fresh flower bouquets, and a ladybug release. Children are welcome to wear their cutest ladybug or insect costume!

Ladybug Search Teams • 10:30 am and 11:30 am
Calling all ladybug lovers and citizen scientists. Join one of our docent-led ladybug search teams to three different areas in the garden as we search for the many varieties of ladybugs that can be found in the Garden.

Ladybugs Love Flowers! • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (or as long as supplies last)
San Dieguito Garden Club presents flower arranging for children. Children will be able to make their own fresh flower bouquet to take home.

Activities in the Eucalyptus Grove • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Garden related craft activities will be available for children as well as Worm Composting Demonstrations. Worm composting teaches guests about worm composting and gets up-close and personal with our Red Wigglers, presented by the Solana Center Encinitas.

Ladybug Release • 12:00 noon
Be part of the release of hundreds of ladybugs at San Diego Botanic Garden. The ladybugs will help to manage insect pest in area crops and help preserve the Garden’s magnificent landscapes.

Free with membership or admission. Small fees for some crafts.

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