Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Alien in my Garden


I'm not terribly fond of bugs or even pictures of bugs - but I'm fascinated by the preying mantis.  This one was outside our family room hanging on the screen so I hurried out to take a couple of pictures.  It was about 3" long and not at all bothered by me.


These are great to have in your garden as they are really voracious eaters of the bad bugs as well as their male mates ;(  Once they've taken up residence they'll start to multiply and spread around your neighborhood.  Some garden centers sell the eggs in the spring and it might be worth the initial investment if you don't have these 'aliens' in your garden.

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