Insects can change a lot as they grow. Here’s an example of two different stages (instars) in a Green Vegetable Bug’s life.
Finding new friends in the garden is an exciting thing. They add to the resilience of the place.
It can be beneficial to leave a few plants after they have finished producing edible bits for you and use them as lures for pests.
Having wild birds around can bring mixed benefits. We reckon there’s more positive than negative aspects of having thema round. Ligaya Garden is a living ecosystem and they have their place.