Saturday, August 3, 2013

Praying... or Preying?

I have always loved these guys! Growing up in Wisconsin  
we were more prone to find the well camouflaged Walking Stick
than the menacing Praying Mantis! I'm thinking this one is young; 
given the vibrant color and the fact that it's just barely 
the length of my index finger.  About four years ago we 
had a high population count; perhaps this too will be a good year!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. My 4th grade art teacher let our class keep a mantis egg case til the babies hatched, then we walked across the playground to her back yard to let the babies out on the rose bushes. I'll never forget that. They were soooo tiny. But Mrs. Parks emphasized that we had to hurry before they started eating each other. I think the praying vs preying argument is fairly settled. ;~) Unless they're saying Grace.