A Praying Mantis


My oldest daughter is not (nowadays) afraid of bugs... unlike my younger children. 

We recently found a praying mantis on the siding of our house. 
She went up to it and let it crawl onto her finger. 

And for the next hour, she watched this bug, played with it, stalked it around the yard, let it walk around on her clothes, etc. Did you know that praying mantises can fly? This one stayed pretty low to the ground, but it did fly a bit. 

The younger siblings were around, enjoying this nature lesson. 
Up close and personal with a praying mantis. Cool!  


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