Elizabeth Melton Parsons


A Couple of Beautiful, but Creepy Visitors


Click the images for larger versions. The six inch snail/slug is pretty easy to see, but the baby praying mantis is more difficult.

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

11 thoughts on “A Couple of Beautiful, but Creepy Visitors

  1. Have you ever seen the film of tree slugs having sex? It’s incredibly beautiful and strange and unlikely, all at once.


  2. How long is that creepy crawly! – Ps great shots and having a camera at hand!


  3. We still have some baby Matis (mantis’s??) In our garden…they are positively adorable!


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