Saturday, June 28, 2008

They've Hatched


For years now we've been fortunate to have Praying Mantis's reside in our bushes around the house. One of the thrills is to watch the pods for hatch-lings as each one contains hundreds of baby's. This spring we examined the garden and counted over a dozen pods. That's a lot of critters. I missed that hatching process, but was able to catch a shot of this one yesterday.

Cool isn't it?
:o)

5 comments :

Dani said...

Hi Shari :) It's nice to see someone who appreciates "bugs" and respects them as part of nature. Yes, praying mantises are fascinating little things. I love when they first hatch... they look so tiny and cute! Thanks for sharing your love of nature. Hopefully you've inspired others to appreciate it a little more as well!

cruzinkellster said...

Love watching them...they are so interesting!
Great Photo too....

Cindi said...

Ha! Well then you must share with Dani about how we avoided caterpillars crossing the road when we first moved to Illinois. It was madness!!

I can't wait to see these little buggars!

Tami H said...

Great photo Shari! They are such amazing little creatures. We get a ton of them here too. I will have to go take a look around the landscaping and see if any have hatched yet.

Heather said...

Wow! This is so fantastic! how cool to have them in your bushes! And what a great pic!
:)