Munch, munch, munch... bug style!
Last night, as I climbed the steps to my gardens at Ault Park, I was thinking how I would weed, water and then spend the rest of the night taking pictures. However, the gardens looked pretty good already and truth be told, I really wanted to spend more time taking pictures. I also had the lesson I learned at The Bloedel Reserve running through my mind; be calm, be quiet, be still. So, I switched gears, stashed my garden tools in a good hiding place and set off with the camera. So glad I did!
I saw this bee, just hanging out in this Hibiscus. He wasn't collecting pollen, just resting. He would fly out of the flower, do a few loops above my head then head back to the flower for a teeny, tiny catnap. How nice, he was being calm and quiet!
But then I saw this!
The praying mantis must have caught this bee just moments before I found him. This is not the first time I saw a praying mantis, but it is the first time I was able to watch one polish off a bee. Apparently, being calm, quiet and still is not a good idea for bees!