Praying Mantis

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?