Ladybug aggregation is when ladybugs form large clusters and hibernate together over the winter. Sometimes they try to do this in our buildings and people get really fussed. But as numerous as they seem in such situations, their populations are in decline. You can help by not only stopping people from slaughtering the poor creatures when they aggregate in a human-filled spot, but by taking photos of ladybugs when you see them and sending them to John Losey, who is trying to track what is happening to native ladybug populations in Canada/US/Mexico/Peru. Tips for taking those photos and the info you need to send with it can be found here.
Honestly, this sounds like a great summer activity if your kids like the outdoors.
Okay. I’ll admit my aggregation reference is more cold-weather relevant, but @honey.bee.nail.art had their ladybug collab now and my design had a lot of ladybugs and it felt right. Perhaps my nails are referring to the coming of spring when the ladybugs emerge from hibernation together, mate, and return to the place they migrated from. Perhaps this is the end of the aggregation.
And here is where we get some Barry White music and a disco ball for those returning wonders of the garden. Mate and be merry and please have enough children to eat all the aphids on my roses! Thank you, ladybugs!
- Base Polishes:
Born Pretty’s opal white gel with Jenna Hipp’s “Say Yellow to My Little Friend”, Wet ‘n’ Wild’s “The Wonder Yellows”, and Zoya’s “Scout” sponged on top
- Stamping Polish:
Mundo de Unas’ “Black”
- Advanced Stamping Polishes:
Look’s “Caution”, Sinful Colors’ “RADiant” and “Whiteboard”, Zoya’s “Tilda”
- Stamping Plates:
Born Pretty BP-X38 (full nail stamp and flowers) and BP-142 (single ladybug)
Ah, I love using my shrink stamper so I can have multiples of a thing but with a little bit of variety size-wise. You’d think I’d have enough ladybug images with the size of my stamping plate collection, but matching line styles always makes that a challenge.
I purposefully kept all my colors very light for #NailChallengeCollaborative since their month-long theme is Spring Colors. The red was the hardest part since I didn’t want it to be RED, but I didn’t want it to be mistaken for pink or orange either. “RADiant” worked really well, but I had to heap it on and paint white behind it.
Well, that’s all I have today, check out the group collage and since there isn’t a group tag, uhhh, I guess look at the group since the owners repost everything there.
And hopefully this #NailChallengeCollaborative inlinkz will fill up quickly with lots of gorgeous nail art. April was a very busy month for a lot of the members.