Archives for January 13, 2014

Sunny and Warm

I love crazy Virginia weather.  One day the high is 22 degrees, and a few days later we hit 60.  Larkspur and I had a really nice afternoon explore and the air was literally buzzing with honeybees doing the same:  just what we all needed.  Larkspur picked up a praying mantis egg case and carried it home.  We may bring it inside this spring and let them hatch in an aquarium.  We always have lots of these in our yard and garden, but I don’t think we’ve ever brought one inside.  Watching the babies literally pour from the case is pretty fantastic if you go for that sort of thing! (there’s a pretty cool photo of a praying mantis egg case hatching in this post.)

I hope you all had a nice weekend!