Ladybug Ladybug Fly Away Home! Each year Ladybugs fly in by the millions to winter in the East Bay’s Redwood Regional Park. We meet naturalist Linda Yemoto who explains this phenomenon. But how these beetles know where to go is still one of nature’s mysteries.

Green Burials and California’s High Speed Rail (episode #104), which contains this story as a short segment, airs tonight on QUEST at 7:30pm on KQED 9, and KQED HD, Comcast 709. (full schedule)

You may also view the entire Ladybug Pajama Party story online.

Chris Bauer is a Segment Producer for television on QUEST, and is the producer for this story.

Discuss the "Ladybug Pajama Party" TV story 6 July,2011Chris Bauer

  • Katy Blau

    We like looking at the clusters of lady bugs

  • Chris Qian

    I have seen those ladybugs last year in December. They are incredible!

  • Philip Kinzli

    Fascinating story….I have seen similar gatherings in the Donner Canyon area of Mt Diablo SP

  • Deb

    Reading this brought to mind a story I have heard from my partner’s sister who lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She related to us that for a number of years during the spring and summer there would be ladybugs swarming all over the upper walls of her home. Can anyone say what might have caused this phenomena?

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Chris Bauer

Chris Bauer is a Freelance Media Producer with over 20 years experience working in broadcast television; producing sports, history, technology, science, environment and adventure related programming. He is a two-time winner of the international Society of Environmental Journalists Award for Outstanding Television Story and has received multiple Northern California Emmy Awards. Some of his Quest stories have been featured in the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, United Nations Association Film Festival, the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC. A 5th generation Bay Area resident and a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California, his hobbies include canoeing, snowboarding, wood-working and trying to play the ukulele. He and his family live in Alameda, CA.

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