Sunday, June 24, 2012

Green Herons

This is a Green Heron.  I saw four of them this weekend at dawn.  They are beautiful.  They have so many different appearances.  They are intense while sitting.   

 But they can stretch their necks way out when they see something.  And the feathers on the top of their head get all out of whack.

Off he goes!
 Their take-off is so fun to watch.

 There were four of them, so I waited awhile, and sure enough, another one showed up. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Praying Mantis Babies

Have you ever seen a Praying Mantis?  Sure you have, but have you ever seen one as a baby?

These guys are very tiny.  If you didn't see their triangle shaped head, you may think it's a mosquito!  These are only a few hours old.

I let them play in the flowers for awhile, then I set them free.

I can't wait to see them grow!