Sunday, July 20, 2008
I'm not really a bug person and usually lose it if I find bugs in the house but it makes me very happy to see them in the garden especially if they are helpful. The bees have been very busy in my yard despite all of the honey bee loss we've seen lately. I was very excited about the preying mantis until Janice informed that they get big enough to eat birds. I've seen huge one's but I always thought they ate bugs only. Hopefully I don't witness a preying mantis attack and eat a bird. I believe the butterfly is a black swallow tail. I'm not so crazy about the ants, slugs or snails but they take cute pictures and I just can't get myself to use any kind of pesticides even if they are munching on my plants. You may want to click on the images to get a better look.