|One of the very earliest of butterflies. Clearly arrived after a long struggle. Early April.|
Such lovely early spring arrivals and I am looking forward to spring already! How will I make it through the winter?
|Saw these on the walls of my house in early spring and while they look like ants, they are not.|
They are praying mantis. I had forgotten I brought in an egg case inside as a keepsake and it was lying dormant on my bookshelf until spring! Many people love praying mantis, but they are equal-opportunity dieters, eating both good and bad insects. I took them outside in small groups by scooping them up on pieces of paper.