Move over brown-marmorated-stinkbug, there's a new bug in town, and it's a lot better looking than you!
Yesterday we were bombarded by the fall arrival of the 'Asian Lady Beetle' looking for a warm place to spend the winter. By last evening, the sunny side of our barn was covered with them. But unlike my despised nemesis, the stink-bug, which is harmless and dies in cold temperatures, the lady-beetles do live through the winter, and they can and do sting. Fortunately they seem to be attracted to the barns light color and we've not had many around the house--At least not yet.
There is also a new alliance between dogs. This week Todd and Charlie have found common ground to dig up. The two together have excavated several places in the yard. Both being terriers, I'm not sure who is the better digger.
Todd is better at not getting caught but the last round went to Charlie who was without question the dirtier of the two!
This weekend is going to be spent filling in those holes really well, and finishing up the fall yard work. We have some beautiful fall colors right now, so it'll be nice for all of us to spend time outdoors.