Whoa! Now there's a creature out of a science fiction fanatic's fondest dreams. Great shot!
Oooo, great photo! I haven't seen a single mantis here. Kinda miss their creepy selves.
You captured it's personality!
You would love visiting (and walking hrough) the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie in south-central Nebraska. It's the real thing - real prairie rich in native plants of the prairie. Now don't tell me you don't know who Willa Cather was? See http://www.willacather.org/cather-prairie/about-the-prairie
M - sounds like a wonderful place! And yes, I've heard of Willa! :)Sheri - these are the first mantises I've seen in years! I was thrilled.