Monday, August 25, 2014
Bugs and Slugs
So last Sunday I was looking out the window at the emerging beautiful day we had on our hands, and there was this young praying mantis crawling up the window. I tend to see them a little later in the year, in September, when they are nearly full grown. This little one was about two inches long - although the close-up makes him look much larger.
A little later, I took Tess around to the back yard while the coffee was brewing. As we turned the corner on the gravel pathway, I looked down to find this enormous slug, larger than any I've ever seen. We've had problems with them before, eating garden plants...this guy obviously got away with it for a long time!