Look carefully in the upper left corner. Two leaves from the left… sitting right there… see ‘em?
How about this… can you ‘em now?
There’s only one that we found this day, but I have been finding at least two in my garden. I call them the eyes that are watching me. These little buggies are incredibly attentive! They can hear and see me or anyone else in my household way before you’d expect them too. As a matter of fact, my dogs were playing right next to the fence while I was working on these shots and this little guys head kept a watch on them! He was WATCHING them! Really neat to see… and a tad creepy.
The kids love to spot them in the garden! They will tiptoe through the gate and all but crawl around to see if they can spot a mantis before it hides. We found a little bit of information in our brand new science books for next year about praying mantis and they were all so excited. I think we will be starting science a lot earlier than any of us thought.
I wonder what a mantis is thinking about when they are watching dogs play? Or better yet… my camera?!
At any rate, I hope any of them feel welcome in my garden and stay all season!
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