Ladybugs are one of the most loved insects on the planet, so it should come as no surprise that downtown San Diego would actually dedicate a day to celebrating the species. Okay, so the city did not actually create Ladybug Day, but how many other cities have you heard of going all out for this charming bug? April 5, 2014, is Ladybug Day, and the San Diego Botanic Garden encourages kids to come out and participate in the Lost Ladybug Project.
About the Lost Ladybug Project
The Lost Ladybug Project was created in 2000 by Cornell University to keep aware of changing compositions in the ladybug population, and to help prevent native species from diminishing. There were significantly more of these gentle bugs 20 years ago, but they have become much rarer in many parts of the country. Most people do not realize that they eat many insects that typically feed on food crops, which means they play an important role in the food chain.