Backyard Critters

Monday, September 26, 2016

We spent some time yesterday afternoon cleaning up the yard.  Fall is here.  The plants needed to be cut back, the veggie garden needed to be turned over after a poor harvest year.  The weather was perfect for working.

While clearing back some plants, Jason found this little critter in the garden.  We all watched him (or is it a her?) lumber around his hand for a few minutes, snapped a few photos and then released him back into the wild, but of our greenbelt instead of our garden.


  1. it's a praying mantis. pretty cool to see a brown one, i've only ever seen them green.

  2. Oh, I love praying mantises.

    Cayley has a pet spiny stick insect. They're pretty awesome too.