Friday, November 02, 2012

Friday's Foto


I watched this Chinese Mantis in Green-Wood Cemetery successfully fight off a Hermit Thrush who was attempting to eat it. Often called "Praying Mantis" this species was introduced to North America to control pest insects. Read more about mantids on BugGuide here.

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Exploring urban nature, birds, birdwatching, birding, hummingbirds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, hawks, raptors, wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, environment, binoculars, spotting scope