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.
As I was watering the beds during the recent dry spell I noticed that there had been a hatching.
They were scurrying all over the solar lights and already taking up the famous praying pose.
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.