This afternoon Stuart saved a pretty little Praying Mantis from being squashed by our shed door, and passed it into the eager hands of insect-loving Saraya.
"Mac" is staying the night in a glass jar filled with sticks and leaves. He has been given a bottle-top lid with some water in it to drink. And a few unidentifiable crawly insects we dug up from the soil as I was weeding, for his supper. As always with the insects we allow Saraya to observe and pet for a day or two, he is being taken everywhere and watched closely by a set of blue eyes above a freckled nose.
A good little nature study.