I’m also a couponer, which means I found myself on a site to get coupons for organic veggies. Before they let you print it you have to read a short article and take a quiz. I ended up learning a lot about what pests farmers hope for, and suddenly felt immensely blessed. In my tiny raised garden bed, I have bees in the blossoms daily, and ladybugs crawling around the leaves, and finally… this guy (or gal)… the praying mantis. I hope all these desired pests stick around and keep my garden happy (and my kids happy).
Kat and Mr. Praying Mantis act out a scene from Kung Fu Panda 2
(No praying mantis was harmed in the making of this photograph. Just mom’s heartrate who can’t BELIEVE her children like to pick up and hold pests… even if they are beneficial!) *shudder*