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Garden Friends

30 Aug

Earlier in the summer, I kept seeing a rabbit hop out of the garden when I would show up to work.  Of course, I never had my camera with me, and this weekend when I did have my camera, there was no rabbit to be seen (I’m not complaining about that). The garden is filled with creepy crawlies right now.  I can handle the grasshoppers.

These little green bugs on the milkweed below are devouring my tomatoes.  I am very not happy with them.

I’ve also met a couple of friends while I’ve been up picking the garden lately.  The first was a praying mantis.  It was not too sure about me photographing it, but I just kept sticking my phone in its face.

Then this past weekend the garden spider made its appearance.

These are a favorite spider of mine.

Interestingly enough, when I was looking for a bit of information on them (linked above), I read that their egg sacs are vulnerable to being eaten by praying mantises.  So, I might have to evict the next praying mantis I see.