Harlequin ladybirds are apparently taking over the world. We have been fortunate enough to see some 7 spot ladybirds this year, which we know because of this site, but Harlequins are often seen by us in large numbers and create a lot of wonder in children.
We'd had a fun time at the skate park - as you do when you're 6 - and on the way back to the bus stop there are these barriers which the Babe likes to climb on. Today they were populated by many, many ladybirds and larvae. We took some time to count them - all 27 - and climb over them and just talk ladybird talk. And sing this. Home ed means we often have time to stop and explore like this.