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Ladybird House

Nature lovers will enjoy this unusual gift. Give your plants natural protection with this charming silver birch ladybird house.

It provides a safe environment for up to 100 ladybirds to hibernate, breed, and eat.

Each ladybird eats up to 80 greenfly per day – that’s 8000 less greenfly feasting on your plants everyday! You can easily position the house in the most suitable position in your garden.

Height: 285 mm x Width: 140 mm x Depth: 100 mm

Weight: 0.84 kg

This item is available for Express Delivery - next working day, if ordered before 12 noon (excluding weekends)

Price: £14.50

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FIVE LADYBIRD FACTS:

  • There are nearly 100 species of ladybirds found in Europe and about 40 of these are resident in the British Isles
  • The largest of the native British species is the eyed ladybird (Anatis ocellata) found in conifer forests and plantations
  • There are some non-predatory ladybirds, like the yellow and black 22-spot ladybird (Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata) which eat the mildews and other microscopic fungi that grow on plant tissues and thus may help reduce the incidence of certain fungal diseases in plants
  • The bright colouring of ladybirds - generally red or yellow with black spots - is thought to have a defensive function, by warning would be predators, like insectivorous birds, that the beetles are distasteful.
  • When disturbed or handled most ladybirds discharge drops of a bitter, pungent fluid from leg joints and other parts of the body - a habit known as 'reflex-bleeding'.

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The Eden Project is an educational charity and social enterprise and when you buy anything from our shop, you're supporting our work and educational programmes.

Our projects range from gardening schemes for the disabled or the homeless through to wild play schemes that help young kids reconnect with the world around them.

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