The other weekend, while working outside, I felt a tickle on the back of my neck. I craned my head around and managed to catch a glimpse of the tickler: a praying mantis.
Because of course. Out of all of the vegetation available on the farm, why wouldn’t you land on the human?
I think praying mantises (plural?) are really neat insects. Sightings are relatively rare, so I’m always happy to see one.
Eventually, it flew into the garden where the camouflage was much better. Just look at how it blends in with this lily. The brown and yellow and green tones are so similar.
Nature’s pretty cool.
What insects and animals are you seeing around your house? Who else likes praying mantises? What’s the best example of camouflage you’ve observed?