Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Snooze and you lose

A few evenings ago youngest daughter Jen and I were out taking photos. When we came back to the house she wandered out to the wild gardens and took some photos.  She said “Hey! Here is an interesting bug!”  I didn’t pay any attention seen one Minnesota bug you have probably seen them all….except when you find out the next day that it was a baby Praying Mantis the likes you have never seen before in Minnesota. Snooze and you lose.

Since then I have been cruising the wild gardens looking for that bug..checking the Gaillardia twice because that is the flower it was on.

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Maybe it likes the Yellow Gaillardia…

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No luck today...maybe tomorrow:)

Here is the link to the photo Jen took:)

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16 comments:

  1. Where I live you see them all the time, huge ones and 2 times I have seen hatchlings. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  2. Morning, beautiful flowers, that is awesome to have them in your garden....hope you find him, Francine.

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  3. I didn't realize you didn't have the Praying Mantis in Minnesota. I'll pack some up and send them your way. I have them in my garden.

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  4. Oh, oh, I hope you find it again. I have never seen one before and relish seeing the picture you will take.

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  5. I'm with linda m. I want to see the picture you will take when you find it. :-)

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  6. For me it's the butterflies, they flitter, flop, and fly, only landing for the briefest minute. If you are not fast enough you miss them.

    Jen

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  7. Jen's photo is lovely, and yours will be as well...as soon as you find that little critter.

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  8. Good bug to have...they like to eat other bugs.

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  9. I saw her photo. She must have taken it with her!

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  10. Very rare indeed. I've seen one in my life. It was crawling up the front screen door. Hard to miss...:)

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  11. I have been lucky enough to see quite a few in the last few years, I get to see at least one every year. They sure are pretty neat to look at! Better luck tomorrow :)

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  12. Lovely flowers. Good luck on your search!

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  13. We don't have butterflies again this year as well as the bugs are few too. I did see one butterfly a couple of weeks ago and since then nothing. Thanks for the little box of history. I am looking up stuff on Lee Wards. I have things in my house my mom made from the Lee Wards catalog. I may take out a loan to get you your ten cents. Thanks again. It was fun to receive.

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  14. What!? As a Minnesota girl I have never seen a praying mantis, either!! Wow! I hope you find it and get a picture. How cool is that!! :)

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  15. We have them here, but I've never seen a just hatched one. Hope you find it!

    Linda
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