Posted by Paula Hendrickson
This post has nothing to do with creativity or making things, but seeing this not-so-little critter in my backyard really caught my interest:
Here’s another angle – if it’s blurry it’s because she (?) was on the move…
I wish I’d been able to get its profile or face, but it sure looks like a brown praying mantis to me. But according to the map on that National Geographic site, this one is well north of his preferred location.
Who can tell me what might have drawn it to my yard? If you live in Northern Illinois, how often have you seen one of these insects – especially in an urban setting?