CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - About 150,000 ladybugs will be released during an annual event at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Magnolia is hosting the the third annual Ladybug release on Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hundreds of children will be able to help in the largest release of these insects in the Lowcountry. The arrival of a red Volkswagen beetle, designed to look like a giant ladybug, will signal the start of the release around 10 a.m.
In addition to the release, the even includes face painting, story telling, and children can also dress up and participate in a ladybug costume contest. A large number of nature and educational displays and interactive demonstrations will also be included.
General admission to the gardens is required. Adults are $15, children six to 12 are $10 and children five and younger are free.