The ladybird I watched eating away at the blackfly on the Clematis, is multiplying...and the greenfly and blackfly are under control...hurrah!
I've enjoyed watching the insects in the garden, and also other wild life. A few years ago I bought Ladybirds by Majerus and Kearns, Naturalists Handbooks 10. However to share in the enjoyment why not link into UK Ladybirds. They have two very good sheets helping to identify ladybirds and their larvae, and explain life cycles. This would be a lovely summer holiday for any of your little budding entomologists.