I came across this little guy today defending her territory. She was not a willing model and every move I made she countered. I was lucky enough to capture a handful of photographs before I let her get back to eating bad bugs.
While I haven't seen any honey bees yet this year (very worried), I am glad to see the mantis are back. I use no pesticides in my garden and rely on the good bugs to take care of the bad. Hopefully I will see a few more bees tomorrow. Did I mention I am worried?