I must have disturbed the perch of my new friend although I didn’t notice until I felt something climbing up my arm…
This mantis seemed a bit more sluggish than others I’ve come across in the garden. I recall them being more on guard. We had a large one, a few years ago, park itself on the front door and it really watched us if we came around the front door. It felt like I was being hunted in my own house!
Hope you are enjoying a day in the garden, with your friends….