I Spy: Praying Mantis

20120623-133837.jpg These days my garden doesn't just grow vegetables and flowers, we also grow bugs! Though some are not our favorite, tomato hornworms & cabbage worms to name a few, we do grow good bugs like ladybugs & praying mantids.

Earlier in the spring we placed 3 mantis egg cases in the front and back gardens. It looks like this one has found a home in the butternut squash. Hopefully she's keeping the squash bugs at bay!

What good bugs are growing & protecting your garden?