Lady beetles are tiny needles in the vast haystack of Vermont’s fields, gardens, and forests. That’s why we need your help! This summer, you can help us by searching your backyard and gardens. Every lady beetle counts! We want you to help us kick-off this summer of lady beetle searching by joining our Backyard Lady Beetle Blitz! We are encouraging anyone who is interested in looking for lost lady beetles to find as many beetles as they can in their backyards from Friday May 15th to Monday May 18th and upload photos of them to the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas on iNaturalist. Participating in the Backyard Lady Beetle Blitz is as easy as search, photograph, and upload! To learn more about the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas, a project of the Vermont Atlas of Life, please visit our website: