I am happy to report that we have oodles and oodles or praying mantis' this year! Although, they're great at blending into their surroundings I'm spotting them, especially now that they're growing and getting BIG. Just imagine all the ones that I pass by and don't see.
This dude was hanging out atop a Sedum and was there all day long. At one point he had a skipper moth in his grasp and was contently dining.
Kinda eerie how he looked right at the camera, as if to say I know you're there and I'm watching you too!