Wild Monday: ladybugs and boxelder bugs

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Some things just give me the willies.

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No, I don’t mean the ladybugs.

Here’s what gave me the willies.

For the first time this fall, ladybugs popped all over the place. While the kids played outside after school, I noticed numerous ones crawling over the garage and trees, and flying, so I grabbed the camera.

Then I went inside to download the photos and found a message from Bill Anderson that he was doing the same thing:

Both the lady bugs and box elders finally showed up. Here are a few close-ups.

His photo was better than mine. And it is the one above.

The timing gave me the willies.

Several weeks ago, I mentioned how I had hardly seen any ladybugs at all. Maybe it was just the cold snap early this fall and they responded to the first real warmth in quite a while in the warm sun Monday afternoon.

Anderson also sent the bonus photos of boxelder bugs.

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It may be late, but there’s some warm fall signs at last.

Now, if only I would see my first woolly bear of the fall.

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