Visitors to our home garden

Visitors to our garden are welcome!

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We were thrilled to find helpers in our garden this year – a toad, wasps, spiders and a praying mantis. They kept some of the insect pests from doing too much damage.  This praying mantis was not intimidated by the size of its prey.  After a few flashes from my camera, he flew towards it and grabbed with his long legs.  His attack reverted my attention back  to weeding and watering the garden.  Could that have been his plan? He has that “get to work” look.

Grape Tomato
It is October and we still have ripe grape tomatoes!

 

We were super thrilled to find another kind of helper in our garden this year – a little girl. Our neighbor’s tomato loving daughter picked and ate from our garden when she played outside.  A child enjoying our home garden and their veggies, that is the perfect garden visitor!