Thursday, September 20, 2007

Are You There God, It's Me, Big Green

We have had a bunch of Praying Mantis visitors this summer. Maybe it's just been a good year for them, but we like to think it's because we have created an attractive and safe environment for them. I found one on our hummingbird feeder yesterday, and last night, and this morning, and still there this afternoon. My first thought was that he was just chuggin' some syrup, but when he was still there this morning I got to wondering. I read somewhere that a Praying Mantis can take down a hummingbird (!). That would have to be a mighty big Praying Mantis wouldn't it? This medium size fella was probably just picking off the bugs trying to get to the syrup, but what if...


"If I could just catch me one hummingbird..."

2 comments:

~Tonia~ said...

Yeah I have heard that too. My Aunt said that she had to move her feeders from the trees to a post because the praying mantis' were all over it all the time and the hummingbirds would see them and fly away. Kind of a scarry thought. You might want to move him to a tree just in case.

Shelley said...

Wow, what would that little stick do with a hummingbird??? I am sorry to hear about your fishy. He had a wonderful home though!

Isn't it nice being a little cooler there?

What did you tell me to make actual breaks in paragraphs for the blogger thing? I kept it in my email and now I can't find it...

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