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An Absolutely Amazing Photo!

Praying mantids emerging from an ootheca. (Photo by Rita LeRoy)

Rita LeRoy, the self-described "Farm Keeper" at the Loma Vista Farm, Vallejo, takes amazing photos. We recently wrote about the farm, part of the Vallejo City Unified School District,  when we visited it during the annual spring...

Praying mantids emerging from an ootheca. (Photo by Rita LeRoy)
Praying mantids emerging from an ootheca. (Photo by Rita LeRoy)

Praying mantids emerging from an ootheca. (Photo by Rita LeRoy)

Close-up of praying mantids emerging from an ootheca. (Photo by Rita LeRoy)
Close-up of praying mantids emerging from an ootheca. (Photo by Rita LeRoy)

Close-up of praying mantids emerging from an ootheca. (Photo by Rita LeRoy)

Find the praying mantis! It's deep among the lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Find the praying mantis! It's deep among the lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Find the praying mantis! It's deep among the lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the praying mantis in the lavender patch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the praying mantis in the lavender patch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the praying mantis in the lavender patch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 9:07 PM

Got to Kill to Live

A camouflaged praying mantis dining on a bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some folks dislike photos of praying mantids snagging, killing and eating their prey. Well, often the "eating" part comes before the "killing" part. Still, they have to kill to live. We all do.  Or someone does it for us. We've been seeing...

A camouflaged praying mantis dining on a bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A camouflaged praying mantis dining on a bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A camouflaged praying mantis dining on a bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you find the ootheca or egg case of the praying mantis in this birdhouse photo? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can you find the ootheca or egg case of the praying mantis in this birdhouse photo? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you find the ootheca or egg case of the praying mantis in this birdhouse photo? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:53 PM

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