Alexandra and I went to Chevalier Woods yesterday and found a few adolesent praying mantis. They are only about an inch long, i took one home and have the little guy, or girl, in a pickled okra jar with a few flies.
These Grapevine beetles (pelidnota punctata) congregate at the 'L' stops by my house, I gathered a few and decided to keep them as pets. They are about an inch long, but sometimes grow up to an inch and a half. As their name suggests I have been feeding them Grapes.
thought you'd appreciate