Friday, August 11, 2006

Garden Guest

Because my "garden" is 100 ft. from the ground, I don't find that it attracts much in the way of insect life. I was therefore really surprised to find an enterprising praying mantis sittting smack in the middle yesterday. My first reaction was to find better hunting for this guy. I lifted him up to toss him down to the ground; bad move. These guys have sharp pincers for eating insects and he didn't hesitate to use them on me! Then I used a sieve and a towel to persuade him that life would be more rewarding on the ground. Hmmm...was this a smart move? I should have left him to guard my garden!