Roda’s Critter Connection Challenge

9-30-17 007
Praying Mantis Egg Sac

What is even more exciting than discovering a praying mantis? Two words…egg sac!  I discovered this beautiful egg sac in the same buck thorn shrub that I found the second praying mantis.  Most egg sacs hatch in the Spring, so I am not sure if this one will hatch.  I am keeping a close eye on it, just the same.  This sac could potentially hold up to 300 eggs!!  Only 1/5 of the nymphs will survive to adulthood, but those that survive provide important pest control for our gardens.  Time will tell…  Another lesson in patience!

Grab your camera and join me in celebrating Mother Nature’s wondrous creatures, through my “Critter Connection” Challenge!

One critter…one photo…it is that simple!

Look for more praying mantis photos tomorrow!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

9-24-17 048

9 thoughts on “Roda’s Critter Connection Challenge

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s