Ever heard this conversation?

"How old is that ladybird?"
"It's 22 years old because it has 22 spots on it!"
"Oh yeah, course."

Well, if you want to help the children to increase their understanding of the natural world, and the fact that ladybirds cannot live for 22 years, then take a look at the resources produced by The UK Ladybird Survey, in collaboration with the BBC.

Use the online resources (or print them) to help identify the ladybirds living in your setting and then add them to the national database to help map their locations and population numbers.

Let us know how you get on - [email protected] - or add comments below this post.

Happy ladybird hunting.

Shane and Mark

Ladybird survey