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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 14, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Mantis on Tithonia diversifolia

After a rainstorm last week, we found this mantis on the deck railing where the wind & rain were strongest.
How they got there & hung on is a mystery, but we gave her a nice new home on this tithonia bloom in the backyard garden where it's more protected.

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Fleur569
Jan 14, 2020 6:33 PM CST
The banners are becoming so enriched with not only beautiful photos but garden tales of experiences, including garden friends and foes. Love this banner.
Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Jan 14, 2020 6:48 PM CST
Cal, I'm sure your mantis friend will remember your thoughtfulness by devouring any invasive insects. I like mantises in my gardens and in banners too! Thumbs up
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crawgarden
Jan 14, 2020 7:28 PM CST
Cool banner Cal!
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touchofsky
Jan 14, 2020 7:55 PM CST
I agree love it!
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pod
Jan 14, 2020 9:05 PM CST
I find it so realistic to see the wildlife included in the banners.

Thanks for a cool banner and the neat story.

Thumbs UP for the rescue!
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slowcala
Jan 15, 2020 2:38 AM CST
That is a great headshot of the Walking Stick! Thumbs up Smiling
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Name: Carla
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cocoajuno
Jan 15, 2020 5:34 AM CST
Absolutely love this one!!! Mother Nature is amazing and so are you for rescuing such a beneficial creature!!!
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jan 15, 2020 7:40 AM CST
Great banner and back story, Cal! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 15, 2020 10:25 PM CST
Thank you for the nice comments, acorns & thumbs, my friends. Smiling

Sorry for the late reply, but just got back from a desert campout.

Here is the full image.
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 16, 2020 12:34 AM CST
Cal ~ That is just beautiful! Lovey dubby
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 16, 2020 12:49 AM CST
BTW. last year I couldn't find an image of a baby mantis on a zinnia, but
finally found it, and here it is......better late than never. Rolling my eyes.
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Learn & create something every day.
Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Florida (Zone 9a)
Composter Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Birds Annuals Cactus and Succulents
Zinnias Organic Gardener Cottage Gardener Frugal Gardener Dragonflies Butterflies
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slowcala
Jan 16, 2020 5:08 AM CST
Those photos are outstanding! That baby one on the Zinnia just made my day! I tip my hat to you. Lovey dubby
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Jan 16, 2020 7:18 AM CST
Very cool Cal! What a great story and banner. Hurray! Mantises are wonderful garden companions. Lovey dubby
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 16, 2020 11:38 AM CST
greenappleagnes said:Very cool Cal! What a great story and banner. Hurray! Mantises are wonderful garden companions. Lovey dubby


I agree Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 16, 2020 1:32 PM CST
I hope we all see more of our mantis friends this year, and
share photos. Smiling

Is there a mantis thread already? Can't look right now.....stuff to do. Rolling my eyes.
If not, anyone want to start one??? Smiling
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Jan 16, 2020 1:59 PM CST
Here is a link to a post by keithp2012 in the Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum. Anyone interested may post their photos and experiences there. The thread "Praying Mantis in the garden" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

I will add a photo of an encounter in my daylily garden last summer. These are very beneficial insects; and I encourage everyone to promote habitat for them. They are known for cleaning out bad "bugs" in the gardens. Thanks Cal for bringing them to our attention.


Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 16, 2020 5:22 PM CST
Thanks, Leon!
Great pic of the petite mantis on the pretty daylily. Thumbs up
Learn & create something every day.
Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 16, 2020 5:58 PM CST
EscondidoCal said:Thanks, Leon!
Great pic of the petite mantis on the pretty daylily. Thumbs up


I agree Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson

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