Another quick post.  A month or so back, I was out mowing the leaves (and a bit of grass), and I saw something moving quickly out of the way of the mower.  It was about the same color as the grass.

On closer inspection, it was a large praying mantis:



When I say “large,” I mean it was about 3 to 4 inches long.  Some might be grossed out by this, but I am a fan of mantises (manti?).

Next post: back to the England trip.