Then they started pouring out of the bag. I moved it to several different locations in my garden to ensure the little ladies and gents had enough food and water.
They were very thirsty after their long journey. I found several of them sucking on water droplets.
I wanted them to stick around my yard so prior to the release I made sure they had places to live. They need holes and other hollow spaces to nest in. I have several fireplace logs that are rotting in my back yard so I stacked them in a quiet corner near the garden. I also made a few habitats similar to this to put around the yard. They love daisies, yarrow, and tansy and frequent gardens that have these plants so I made sure I planted these flowers as well.
I have always loved ladybugs as my garden shoes would indicate. I remember as a child picking them up and letting them crawl all over my arms. It's fun to see them in my yard because I know they are hard at work. They are my little organic garden warriors!