This is not something you are likely to see every day.
At first glance there might not seem to be anything too out of the ordinary. Yes, they are marvelous creatures, and this young lady is looking particularly radiant this afternoon.
But you have seen several Preying Mantis at The Ark’s spot, right?
However, this is the very first time I came across one just at the moment it shed its skin.
Hidden among the Cosmos I was actually lucky to catch a glimpse it at all, and only when a bee crossed in front of it did I notice the mantis as it emerged, leaving its old skin still attached to the flower.