|From In the Garden|
Life is good in the garden. All life is welcomed in Tiger Gardens most of the time because gardens are good. I especially like the beneficial insects such as this huge praying mantis that paid us a visit. I am hoping she (if it is a she) lay some eggs so even more will come to visit and chomp down on bad insects. I think it is female because she is so big.
She moved like a skink so much that I was a bit startled when I nearly stepped on her. I took a short video of her movements for your pleasure. During the video I got a small stick I was hoping she would climb upon, but she did not. What she did do was turn quickly as though she was ready to fight the stick-not me mind you as I kept my distance.
Enjoy the video and please share what kind of beneficial predators you've seen lately....
in the garden....
I want to say a big public thanks to Lzyjo. I won a drawing on her blog for a very nice set of potholders which arrived this past weekend. Thanks!
P.S. I believe this is a Chinese praying mantis and a female. Hence its different coloring. If anyone knows, do let me know. Thanks.