Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Babies Have Arrived!!

I may be arrested for this, but I brought home a few praying mantis egg sacs from the fields of Valley Forge last fall.  I've done this for the last several years.  Shhhhhhhhh.  I put them in a glass jar with a little saran wrap on top and punched little air holes so there would be good circulation.  I put the jar on the window sill in the guest room.  And today, as I went into the room to check on things - the jar was buzzing with about two hundred baby praying mantises.  A few had already escaped through the air holes.  I rescued them and took everybody outside, keeping them in the jar until they were ready for their release into the world and a little photo session.  Here are a few of the little beauties.

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