Great with Child

This time of year, it’s not just the moths that are getting busy in the garden.

This lovely mantis is starting to show her egg belly – she’ll be laying hundreds of eggs in a tough, resiny casing soon.  I have very much enjoyed all the mantises this year!

Charlottte is yolking up, too.  She will hopefully lay at least one big case full of eggs; we had one on the back porch at the old house that made three full cases!  I’ve been tossing her milkweed bugs, to ensure she has plenty to feed her growing eggs.

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