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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Nature Babies

We put up a bluebird box earlier this spring and within 2 weeks we had a pair of bluebirds living in it and brooding a clutch of eggs. Today I went out with camera in hand and got this shot of the babies

A praying Mantis egg case in the process of hatching out mini mantises. If you look closely at the bottom right of the case you can see one of the mini mantises (sort of). Unfortunately for the mantises there are several spiders in the winter savory where this case is located and have already gotten one of them.

1 comment:

Walter Jeffries said...

Oh mega cool! I occassionally see a praying mantis but haven't found egg cases. Thanks for the photo!