Description While collecting monarch eggs and caterpillars, we often comes across this unique insect. Although it is rumoured to be endangered, the 20 US species are not endangered and can be kept as pets. This photo was taken in my garden. The mantis is perched on tropical milkweed. It took 2nd place in Dave's Garden 2010 Photo Contest 'Other Insects' category.
Valerie Evanson, Phoenixville, PA Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement Welcome to my Imagekind store! This store features the largest selection available for prints of my paintings, drawings, sculptures and photos.
My fine art explores various mediums through abstraction and realism. Cats, horses, monarch butterflies and old buildings being reclaimed by nature are common subjects. Currently, we share our house with 3 Maine Coon cats and about 40 tropical fish. During the summer we raise monarchs and other butterflies as a family project. You can follow our monarch journey through Facebook as well as find educational info on raising monarchs and milkweed.