This treat can be made with chocolate and strawberries by melting the chocolate and using it to create a ladybug design. The eyes can be made with melted marshmallow, or peanut butter. This delicious treat celebrates a gardens best friend, the ladybug.
Ladybugs help keep gardens pest free by eating insect pests called aphids. These tiny insects suck the juices from a plant with sucking mouth parts and are able to grow rapidly if left unchecked. They can cause a lot of damage so it’s important that a form of control is in place. Ladybugs are a great alternative to insecticides for aphid removal to prevent accidental harm to other beneficial insects.
In many cultures, lady bugs are considered good luck and bringers of good weather, fortune, and happiness. Some examples include a Belgium superstition that if a ladybug crawls on a woman’s hand, she will soon be married. In France if a ladybug lands on you, it is considered good luck, but if you kill it you will curse yourself. Magical or not, these beetles are always a welcome sight and important for the health of our environment.