Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lake Update

The lake levels have dropped slightly this October but during the entire 2009 season, the levels stayed somewhat constant. Below is a comparison between October 2008 and 2009. What a difference!

October 2009

October 2008

I found this praying mantis earlier this week and thought I would share this photo with you..what an interesting creature!

Mantises are masters of camouflage and most species make use of protective coloration to blend in with the foliage, both to avoid predators themselves, and to better snare their victims. Various species have adapted to not only blend with the foliage, but to mimic it, appearing as either living or withered leaves, sticks, tree bark, blades of grass, flowers, or even stones.