Something funny is going on!

It seems like it’s been awhile since we’ve mowed lawn so I decided that I’d take a couple hours after work tonight to get it started. I knew that I wouldn’t get it done – but at least I could get some of it done. 

So after work I changed my clothes, filled the lawn mower full of gas, and off I went.  

Now when I mow lawn I don’t mess around. I literally put the pedal to the metal and go as fast as I can. But tonight when I saw the milk weeds that have grown up by our shed, I slowed down and thought to myself that maybe I should take them down. 

Even though they are good for the monarchs – they are not so good looking when the building faces the road! So as I’m making my rounds just trying to get as much mowed as I can, something catches my eye on these plants and I decided the next time around I’m stopping. 

So that’s exactly what I did. There was something funny going on with this milkweed and I was going to find out just exactly what that was!

And as I got closer I was still puzzled. What in the world was a Praying Mantis doing on our farm? I’ve only seen one once and that was done south on the Iowa/Missouri border. 

But here he was, and not scared at all! So I did a photo op with him, and because it was so bright out I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. 

So the next round I’m back at it again and took some more pictures. I think this picture below kind of explains how this guy was feeling. To me it looks like he’s saying ‘Enough already!’ 

Well now I’m not so sure that I should take down these milkweeds after all. I’ve read that Praying Mantis do a fantastic job eating bad bugs that are in gardens and flower beds, so first I’m going to check out the plants to see if there are any egg sacks hanging on the them and go from there.  

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