I mentioned the mantis in the flowers the other day. I go out and check on her everyday but the past couple of days I haven’t seen her. After googling mantises (manti??) it said they only live for about a year. At some point, they even grow wings to fly off and find a mate! So today, I noticed the new blooms on the rosebush had a bunch of aphids on them and thought that’d be good munchin’ for the mantis. I tried hard to find her and she was still nearby, just not in her usual place. After a while I managed to carefully catch her and take her to the roses. I put her RIGHT ON the aphids and she didn’t seem to care. She walked around for a while but seemed a little weirded out by the whole thing. So as I was filming her, she reached out to me and crawled on my finger! It was so sweet. I took her back to the other flowers and all is well in the world again. I thought it was odd because I’ve tried to coax her onto my finger before and she just ran. Sorry for the blur factor in the beginning there, camera didn’t know what to focus on. And for whatever reason, the video on youtube looks a little better than it does below if you want to see that one instead here. Enjoy!