A Facebook compadre in the Sonoran Desert Wildlife group took these photos in the Bradshaw Mountains several weeks ago.

He said, “the lower peaks all had huge colonies of ladybugs on the north side of every rock!”

Awesome ladybug photos!!!

– mambug


Ladybug on the Web! Attending the 2017 Arizona Get Outdoors Expo at West World


Ladybug, Papabug and Mamabug fishing. Photo from Arizona Get Outdoors Expo website:

Look the photo I found on the internet!

Ladybug attended the Arizona Get Outdoor Expo last year with Mamabug and Papabug, and is now on their home page. We love the Outdoor Expo – it’s a great way to find out about outdoor activities and opportunities all over Arizona. There are tons of fun activities for kids and adults, including a catch and release fishing pond (as shown in the photo), a rock climbing wall, live wildlife from various agencies around the state, archery, boat displays and so many camping and RV displays you can lose count.

So if you are looking for something to do in Arizona this weekend, stop by and check it out. Here is the information from their website:

Scottsdale AZGO Expo:

Join us in Scottsdale, where we bring the outdoors, indoors in 300,000 sq ft of Air Conditioned space inside WestWorld of Scottsdale!
Saturday: July 15, 2017 10am-4pm
Sunday: July 16, 2017 11am-3pm

$8 (online advance purchase only, plus tax & fees)
Children 12 & under FREE
Military & First Responders FREE



Have a great weekend and enjoy the outdoors by staying inside!

– mambug





Celebrate Our Independence!

Ladybug wishes all Americans a wonderful celebration of independence!




Celebrate the beauty of our land and our people today and embrace what it truly means to be American.

Be brave and be free!


– mambug



Turkey Vulture – Mountainside Neighbors in Ladybug’s Hood

I walked outside Saturday afternoon and glanced up to see a giant Turkey Vulture sitting on the wall of our backyard! Apparently our yard has become a sanctuary for large birds of prey.

We still get nightly visits from our Great Horned Owl friends (aka, Athena and Apollo), but this guy came to say hello in the middle of a 115 degree afternoon. Since the Turkey Vulture is one of the few birds to locate food using its sense of smell, it makes me a little nervous for our resident squirrel population.



Visit these websites for more information about Turkey Vultures:


All About Birds

The Peregrine Fund


Birder from Maricopa

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary


– mambug



Happy Birthday, Papabug!

Papabug at the ballgameA wonderful day for a ballgame! It’s hot outside, but cool inside Chase Field. A great afternoon for beer and baseball.

Happy Birthday, Papabug!

Ladybug takes Papabug to the baseball game for his birthday

– mambug