Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!!! It’s Bug Week at the Lafayette Library!
Designed for: Kids (5-11), All Ages, Young Children (0-5)
It’s Bug Week! Lots of fun activities all week! Storytimes & crafts! Bug visitors and a chance to go find your own beautiful bugs! Stop by the Lafayette Library & Learning Center for more details!!
On Saturday March 23, from 12-1 PM kids can come to the Garden and Dig around in the Worm Bins!
In honor of “Plant a Flower Day” the Lafayette Library and Learning Center came to the Lafayette Community Garden last Saturday for a joyous event of stories, crafts, and planting. Fifteen children and ten adults came to hear children’s librarian, Ginny Golden, read three books about sunflowers and their life cycles. After the stories Ginny showed children how to make brown paper planting baskets complete with sunflower planting markers. After filling their baskets with garden soil, the children planted sunflower seeds to take home. Gardeners Martha Harris, Janet Thomas and Lynn De Jonghe felt privileged to assist with the project, and the entire garden community helped to ready the education site. A delightful time was had by all.
From out friends over at The Community Gardens website:
Many people are fond of ladybugs because of their colorful, spotted appearance. But farmers love them for their appetite. Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops. Ladybugs lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests. When they hatch, the ladybug larvae immediately begin to feed. By the end of its three-to-six-week life, a ladybug may eat some 5,000 aphids.