Lady Bug (or beetle) sighting on Creek Trail by Darlene Hecomovich

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Here is an update to my posting in the Friends of Boggs Mountain News Letter of many years ago. You will note in the last paragraph of this article I stated that although I had seen Ladybugs in many areas of Cobb, I had never sighted them in Boggs Forest. Well, that was all changed this past Sunday when a group of us found a large contingent of them on the Creek Trail. One of the group members, Joe Fusek, offered a low estimate of 1 to 1.5 million. Ladybugs. Astounding, no? Other participants were David Thiessen and Peg Landini.

So, if you are interested in having an incredible ladybug sighting, I suggest you seek out a sunny winter’s day to trek down the Creek Trail where it intersects with Road 500 at Camp Calso. At the time we made the sighting, the colony was located approximately 100 yards down the trail. They were on the ground on the right side of the trail piled up in mounds, one ladybug on top of another and another and one mound after another and another. ~ a sizeable colony, indeed!

 I continue to sight Lady Bugs on Golf Road as well on those preferred sunny days after a rain to find them soaking up the sunshine as a welcome relief from hibernation.

 May you enjoy the Lady Bugs and all the wealth of nature that Boggs Mountain State Demonstration Forest continues to offer.

Here is a link to the original newsletter