The author, Kristel Vilbaste, also presents texts in Vikerraadio.
Photo: Urmas Tartes
Translation into English by Maret
Estonian text posted 24.07.2018
Seven-spot ladybirds drinking the nectar of a creeping thistle
thistle We keep hearing from Pärnumaa (a county on the west coast of Estonia - M.), that the seaside is thick with ladybirds and the question is: what is causing this unprecedented occurrence?
People, who have frequented seasides know, that ladybirds by the seaside are not really such a rare happening. I remember well, that the year before I started school, I played with ladybirds on the beach at Kabli, and that all the beach dunes, bigger rocks and the tips of the reeds were full of them. When a tall wave happened to roll in, it was coloured red with ladybirds.