NY Central Park Releases Ladybugs
The Wall Street Journal, 2013
At 7 a.m. Wednesday, Maria Hernandez and her colleagues from the Central Park Conservancy scissored open two mesh bags and released 140,000 brightly colored, natural-born killers—ladybugs.
The ladybugs are part of an effort to use ecologically friendly methods in Central Park to fight pests. This summer's main target: aphids, winged insects that feed on sap and "suck the life out of plants," said Ms. Hernandez, director.... (Read more...)