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2013-06-03 12:23 pm
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Baby mantises!

While doing some gardening, [profile] fizzygeek noticed a bunch of baby mantises (mantids?) on the porch! We'll be trying to take a few to a friend's house.

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bodger: Sunflower from Plants vs Zombies game (PvZ sunflower)
2012-10-16 09:55 pm
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A spider

As I was taking out the trash, I saw some motion as I went through the door. At first, I was afraid it was a stinkbug, but then I got a closer look and realized that it was just a spider. A pretty one, too.

After I had put down the trash cans, I went and grabbed a camera with a macro lense to get a picture of this beastie. I'm guessing it's Platycryptus undatus, the tan jumping spider.

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