Babies

As I was tending my flower beds last fall I noticed that a Praying Mantis had laid two egg cases on one of the Froggy Band pieces of yard art I have in the bird bath bed.

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As I was watering the beds during the recent dry spell I noticed that there had been a hatching.

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They were scurrying all over the solar lights and already taking up the famous praying pose.

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Others were hiding under the rim of the lights and striking the same pose.   When I watched them I was amazed that even though they were probably only hours old they were already just miniature versions of the adults.  I shall look forward to seeing them grow up when they will do a stellar job of ridding me of pests.

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