November Mantis

Friday, November 17, 2017,

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This was the first, and very likely the last, Praying Mantis I saw all year. I had pretty much given up the hope of photographing one this season when I found this lady beside the handle of our screen door. I didn’t take her picture because I like my shots to look like they were taken “in nature”. She camped out there for four days, long enough for us to expect her to greet us when we came home. Then, one afternoon when I arrived home she wasn’t there. I searched and I searched, and there she was, in the leaf litter to the side of the doorway. And then I was able to get my “in nature” shot. Thank you Ms. Mantis. JK

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