One of the garden goals was to be a haven for pollinators. Surprise, it is also a magnet for ladybugs! Four species and numerous individuals inspired me to join the Lost Ladybug Project. It has a handy app for your phone or you can upload pics from your computer. The citizen scientist data is used to track the species of ladybugs across the U.S. So cool. Here are just a few of my ladybug photos.
(Oh yea, I think they are also attracted to the massive numbers of aphids gorging on the achilleas.)