Residents Invited to Victoria Park to Release Ladybugs!
The City of Regina is pleased to announce that the ladybug event is back for 2023. Over 200,000 hungry ladybugs will be available for children, families and residents to release on Thursday, July 13.
Join us from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the west side of Victoria Park, near the Central Library, to learn more about ladybugs and what they do to keep our trees and plants healthy. Ladybugs will then be released in Victoria Park or residents can take them home to release in their own yard or a neighbourhood park.
While at the event, look for the recycling and composting booth for information and activities with the City of Regina’s Waste Diversion team and explore a fire truck with Fire and Protective Services.
Free parking for attendees is available in the Cornwall Centre Parkades (2183 Saskatchewan Drive and 1702 Hamilton Street), courtesy of Cornwall Centre. Bring your parkade ticket to the event and have it stamped by a City of Regina employee, then see Guest Services on the main floor of the Cornwall Centre to have it validated.
Ladybug-themed attire is welcome and encouraged. Face painting, ladybugs and treats will be available while quantities last.
With their appetite for aphids, mites and other garden pests, ladybugs act as natural predators, reducing the need for chemical pesticides. By introducing these charming insects again this year, the City aims to continue with options for more organic and sustainable pest control
Look for the Ladybug Release event page on the City of Regina’s Facebook page for more information.