One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Good day in the garden for volunteers and Praying mantis egg cases
Eugenia and Angela came out in spite of the rain that fell until 11:50 am. Intrepid. They did a variety of things including much weeding, some cutbacks, and a bit of pruning which included a handful of small to medium spireas. As we got ready to load the debris (top picture) we noticed a mantis egg case, then another, and on and on. We decided not to sent them to the chipper so we went through and cut them all out. We found at least 20. The bottom picture is Eugenia and Angela puting them back into the bed.