Attracting predatory insects into our gardens
Ground Beetles & Friends Welcome
|Spider - Beth Reis Photography|
|Dogbane Beetle - ODNR Division of Wildlife|
So how do we entice these nocturnal, Vikings to taking up residency in our gardens? Advertise!! You don't need a flashing neon billboard; subtle blooms and fragrances radiating from Ohio native plants will spark their curiosity enough for them to glide in and grab a snack. When creating your Beetle Bump consider using building material that beetles are fond of: leaves, sticks, native grasses, sledges and native plants will do the trick.