Tag Archives: praying mantis

Creepy Crawlies: Praying and Preying

I like finding a praying mantis in my garden – such composure, elegance, even cuteness. Just look at that dainty, triangular face and those huge composite eyes. This one climbed up a solar panel (can you see one of its … Continue reading

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Wild Animals

Living in Virginia’s mountainous highlands, we are blessed with an abundance of wildlife: a large variety of birds (from hummingbird to grouse, wild turkey to eagle), more kinds of insects than I ever learned to identify, white-tailed deer, fox, black … Continue reading

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