In my last post I wrote about how worried I was about the lack of ladybirds in North Devon this year.
In fact, I was so puzzled that I contacted the Ladybird census people. (I am not making this up- there really is a ladybird census person and she's called Helen).
I'm a wildlife photographer based in North Devon and despite actively searching for ladybirds this year, I have failed to find a single specimen. Is 2016 a particularly bad year for ladybirds, and if so, is this a year on year decline or an anomaly? Do you have any idea what is causing the numbers to (apparently) crash like this?
I hope to hear from you,
This week, to my surprise, I got a reply:
Aug 26 (7 days ago)