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Lady beetles in the parklands

lady beetles wintering in Redwood Regional Park

During the winter, many parklands visitors ask us patrollers about the large aggregations of lady beetles (often called ladybugs or ladybird beetles) found in a few places in the District, notably along Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

We suggest that you review this information published by the University of California, Davis on this subject.

Please keep in mind that collecting animals, plants, or plant material, alive or dead, is not permitted in the District. Please enjoy looking at the thousands of lady beetles but leave them where they are to live out their lives undisturbed by us humans.

March 2014
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