Taste of spring, finding another surprise

With three days of spring-like temperatures arriving starting today, I dragged the potted walking stick bamboo (Chimonobambusa Tumidissinoda) out of the garage.

It's been outdoors for most of the winter, but I brought it in whenever low temps were forecast below about 25ºF (-4ºC). Since it was down to single digits F just a few days ago, it's been getting in my way enjoying itself in the garage. We both appreciate getting it back outside!


Nothing cheers me up in winter like bamboo leaves backlit by sunlight!

I've moved this pot a few times since summer, but today was the first time that I noticed something hidden by the big rim of this container:

It was...

...another mantis egg case!

It was stuck here...

...just under the rim. That's the "glue" residue left there.

It may be damaged, as it seems to be a darker color and may have been pecked by a bird.

I put it in the refrigerator with the others though -- you can see that it's quite a bit darker than the previous finds (it's on the left).

So many baby mantises will be hatching this June! Certainly there are many more hidden throughout the garden too. Exciting!


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Renee  – (February 18, 2016 at 7:57 PM)  

I hope the mantises appreciate how well you care for their offspring! And the bamboo backlit is very pretty.

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