I have some photos of delicate things, but they also remind us of how delicate their existence is, and how important it is for us humans to be aware of our impact on them.
Praying mantis are useful insects for any gardener, so we were happy to see they live in this area.
Our relationship with insects is delicate. We often do not realize the damage we do when we use chemicals or alter their living environment. Bees are especially critical because without their pollination, we would be without the vast majority of our fruits and vegetables. Here on our house we have a hive of very tiny black bees. Some of my neighbors are afraid of them and don’t understand why I don’t get rid of them, but they are not aggressive and haven’t been a problem. I spotted some of them working on this squash blossom nearby.