The Mantis' have hatched!
I spread them all around the garden.
They are enjoying the vegetables.
Butterflies are making a return for spring. Waiting on a lot of flowers to bloom to see more.
I ordered Lady bugs, Lacewings larvae, nematodes and Mantis sacks a few weeks ago. All have been released, but I kept the mantis sacks in a bug box until they hatched and then released them with the kids. I have seen the Lady bugs hanging around in a variety of flowers. I didn't have any aphids at the moment so I am glad to still be seeing a few of them hanging around. I used the nematodes around the Raspberries. Hopefully that will keep the Japanese beetle numbers down.
|Snow in Summer started from seed last spring. This is its first time to flower.|