Saturday, September 3, 2016

Made Me Look: Praying Mantis

Gardens are full of bugs.  Some are considered pests because they do great damage to plants {potato bugs, squash bugs, tomato horn worms, slugs, aphids, grasshoppers, flea Beatles, cabbage white name a few}.  Others are considered garden friends because they either don't bother plants or help them in some way {lady bugs, bees, wasps, praying mantis}.

Praying Mantis eat pests.  Last year I caught one in action nibbling up a pesky grasshopper.  I quietly cheered him on and told him to come back with friends as my garden is FULL of the pesky hoppers.  The other day, I walked in to find this pious friend on my patty pan plant.  I hope I get to see lots more of Mr. Mantis.  Not only are they a garden friend, but they are hands down the coolest looking bug around.

Welcome to the Preppy Crocodile Garden.  All praying mantis are welcomed and encouraged.  Tell a friend!    

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