Nature is cool

Today, my son and I got a free natural science lesson.

The nightmare of any tomatoe grower: HORNWORMS!!

I have been spared most of this season by planting LOTS of basil in between my plants, but now they are here. We picked one as big as my finger as he was chomping away. Eww...they hiss too.

Anyways, Hornworm Hunting is great for 4 year old boys. As we were hunting today, we discovered a Praying Mantis, chomping away on a hornworm! The reason we recognized it was that the little thorn was still intact. We let him have his snack in peace.

Yeah Praying Mantis. You are our friend.
Wishing you lots of snacks......