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Close Encounters in the Garden 7

Juvenile Preying Mantis on a bloom...there are many in the garden and it makes me wonder of the Mantises are treating our place as a Nursery.

 

Close Encounters in the Garden 7

Juvenile Preying Mantis on a bloom...there are many in the garden and it makes me wonder of the Mantises are treating our place as a Nursery.

 

comments (15)

Cool shots! I have never seen them in our tiny garden...
Ray: They are wonderful critters, KK, so put out a "welcome" sign.
You are probably right!
These are great shots, Ray!
Ray: You are very kind, Elizabeth.
Jolie petite mante religieuse. Bonne Saint Valentin !
Ray: Oui ... Je pense que ce sont les insectes les plus attirants, Martine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Feb 2020, 06:07
Your garden is a haven for so much insect life, Ray. They know when they are on to a good thing!
Ray: I suspect you might be right about this, Lisl. smile
I think your place IS a nursery of sorts, Ray, for all kinds of wonderful things, including your "recuperating" photography.
Ray: It is certainly a rewarding place to be carrying a camera, Ginnie.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Feb 2020, 06:31
That would not surprise me at all, Ray. Your garden is just beautiful. It looks like he/she as an eye on you wink.
Ray: I think the mantis is of the "eat or be eaten mentality", Astrid, and so it is assessing me accordingly.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Feb 2020, 06:44
I like the bottom picture. Mr Mantis is posing wonderfully for you..
Ray: Yes...sat up rather nicely for me, Chris.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Feb 2020, 06:52
I'm sure it is . No doubt there is all sorts of hanky panky going in in the bushes.
Ray: Oh! Na is quite firm about where those things can happen, and The Bushes are not on the list! smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Feb 2020, 07:21
Puny eyes. Reminds me of the morning after.
Ray: Ha Ha

I don't have Mornings After these days, as I have worked out what caused them.
They are amazing creatures that look like aliens from space!
Ray: Yes...I am fairly sure they have meen used as models for our fantasies about space things, Bill.
I am sure word gets around that you host international travelers and are generous with accommodations.
Ray: Your great close-ups, a couple of weeks ago, got me back in the garden with a real camera, Care, and I am enjoying it there again.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Feb 2020, 13:34
I'm glad they are only small!
Ray: Yes...they are fearsome hunters, Paul.
Great shots once again Ray. Fancy having these in your garden.
Ray: They are lovely critters, Brian.
two good macros of the Preying Mantis Ray... they just might have a nursery in the garden....petersmile
Ray: An unexpected, but welcome, benefit from the garden, Peter.
It is obviously a mantis-friendly spot!
Ray: Oh, yes! Plenty of places for them to hunt, Tom.

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