Bryson Book Review: Are you a ladybug?

If there’s one beneficial insect that kids know, it’s the ladybug. Are you a ladybug? by Judy Allen is an adorable book written for students in lower elementary. It goes through the life cycle of a ladybug and answers a lot of questions that students ask: are all ladybugs red? Do they all have spots?

The book emphasizes how much ladybugs love eating aphids and other ways kids are different from ladybugs.

After story time, students at Bryson found some ladybugs in the mint and sunflowers.

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Meanwhile, in the garden, we’re gearing up for summer with crops like tomatoes and their companion plant, marigolds. The latter are not only beautiful, but edible too! 

marigolds

 

Christine Lai

Christine Lai is a UCCE Master Gardener who joined Enrich LA in 2016. She began gardening in California in 2013 when she removed her parents’ lawn and replaced it with water wise landscaping. Today, her interests have widened to include edible and native plant gardening. She keeps a worm bin and misses the open compost pile in her old home terribly.