Praying Mantis

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While I was being winked at by this praying mantis, Jim & Yuka were documenting park outing more fully. Read all about our afternoon in the wilds of Kosihikawa Botanical Garden over at Wirefarm, and see the 1 minute video Yuka made. Yes, I am hugging a tree...at least there wasn't any footage of me whittling branches or chewing sticks.

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I love it when I find a praying mantis! Last time I saw one, it was at Grandmom's apartment. It had scaled the outside wall and was peering at us through her window. They are amazing creatures.

Watched the movie. Lovely images and music. Looks like it was beautiful day out. I would like to see footage of you chewing sticks! Was it birch? Yum!

I love that they're so common in Japan. We have so few - and they're historically so valued by farmers - that they are protected by state law, in Connecticut (USA). I actually had to scoop one off a deck grill with a Dell catalog before lighting it - he was tucked up under the cover!

Eek. I hate insects. I look very unmanly when something with more than four legs comes near me. I need at least a wall of glas between me and them and the knowledge that there's no way for them to get any closer.

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