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Sep 7, 2019 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Table for One on Zinnia

Young mantis waiting for lunch on one of our zinnias.

Thumb of 2019-08-19/EscondidoCal/bbe43e
Sep 7, 2019 7:29 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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Too cool! Buggy cool!
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Sep 7, 2019 7:53 PM CST
Name: Rj
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Great banner Cal!
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Sep 7, 2019 11:00 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
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Love the banner, Cal! Great pic. Smiling
Sep 8, 2019 7:17 AM CST
Name: Leon
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These "bug" friends make good garden buddies. They also make nice banners! Thumbs up
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Sep 8, 2019 7:20 AM CST
Name: Stan
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Nice banner Cal! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Sep 8, 2019 7:50 AM CST
Name: Carla
Buckeye, AZ (Zone 9a)
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Love this banner, one of my favorite garden visitors!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Sep 8, 2019 8:39 AM CST
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
What a terrific banner Cal!! I tip my hat to you. Love these little guys. Big Grin
Sep 8, 2019 12:42 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Hi everyone!

Thanks for all the kudos.....I'm just kicking myself (again!) for not following through
and putting the original & banner jpg together in the "banners" folder inside the
"NGA 2019" folder! I.e., I can't find the whole pic. D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh!

I've already searched several external & internal hard drives looking for it
without success. Crying

But if I do find it, will post asap.
I was taking pics of what few zinnias we have (more coming though),
& finally noticed this little mantis, tail up, ready to pounce on the first
fly that came near.

He/she turned their head to stare at me as if to say,
"Do you mind! I'm trying to have lunch here!"

They are special critters for sure. Smiling
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