Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Mantis at the Door - Update

Pete the Mantis
Elkridge, Md
August 24, 2020
The mantis I wrote about a few days ago remains guarding our front door from unwanted bugs. It is fun to watch the mantis as it progresses through the day and night. The other evening it was perched atop the handle of the wagon in which we keep the fern it is residing. 

Pete on a Handle
Elkridge, MD
August 24, 2020
In my original blog, I had a problem with consistency over the name we had given to the mantis. And, now, I can report that we have changed what we call the mantis--it is now Pete. It was too hard to call it Donald--it just does not roll off the tongue. 

Looking for Pete is something we now do every time we pass through the door. In looking for Pete the other day we found its most recent exoskeleton from molting. 

It is the small things that make life interesting.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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