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Praying mantis finds home on the Greenway
By adamg on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 7:57am
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy posts a photo of a mantis sitting in wait on a Greenway bush last week:
Having these is a sign of a healthy ecosystem, one of our main goals in maintaining the Parks organically. We hope this is a sign of a robust and growing population of these helpful, and really-cool-to-look-at! insects.
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Wild! Would not have expected
Wild! Would not have expected to see this on the Greenway.
Cool! Let's hope that more praying mantises emerge.
That would be a step in the right direction, as far as fixing our ecosystem goes.
Let's hope there's also a group afoot that's doing likewise for the bees, which are well on their way to becoming extinct!
We are the 99% !
Did it have a sign protesting Wall Street?
I put out a couple of egg cases every spring. This could be one of my babies.
Attack of the Boston Mantis
I see a movie styled on 50s B nature run amuck science fiction movies. A space capsule for an exhibition based on 50s B science fiction movies is brought through the city to the ICA. But a radioactive part which was previously shielded by lead breaks due to a bumpy ride and falls out the Greenway when the capsule is driven on an open truck along Atlantic Ave to the ICA.
The radiation mutates the mantises causing them to grow to gigantic size. They start wrecking havoc through the city. There are shots of them staring at themselves in the InterContinental glass wondering whether they are looking at another. One tries to hump its image. Another set of mantises wind up engaging in intercourse and, as mantises are wont to do, the female eats the head of the male. Another jumps atop the ugly parking garage and demolishes it.
The love story will be updated. Two women, one a military commander and the other a Boston cop. Two gay men, a subordinate to the military commander and a building manager who strives to save his building co-workers. The man and woman combination can be the city and state politicians.
The mantises spread out through the city. One hops onto City Hall and squashes it. Another captures a Green line train and transports it far more quickly than usual to another station; then it squashes the car after the people run out.
There are shots of mantises praying next to the Zakim Bridge as though they are imitating the structure.
But the mantises don't stop in Boston. They fan out to the country. Every state where there is a Tpartier running their state (into the ground) gets a personal visit. Detroit is demolished (perfect excuse to rebuild from scratch).
There even is a baseball connection. While mantises "play" their own version of baseball at Fenway they destroy the Yankee's stadium.
The only thing that finally stops them is that the original Great Spaghetti Gods (actually aliens) visit Earth, use their miniaturization ray to reduce the size of the mantises. They also wipe out remaining global warming nay sayers, explaining that the Earth is going the direction of their planet, and that if we are not careful we will wind up looking like little green men from outer space just like them.