to distract from the fact that we haven't posted in months, i'll show you the mantis's entry to the 'art of nature' t-shirt competition (run by the department of environment and natural resources):
isn't it pretty? especially the koala - he's my fave. unfortunately you can't vote for it as it was only entered today, but you can still enjoy it and marvel at the mantis's skills here or in the art of nature gallery once it shows up.
i might just make him make me a t-shirt even if he doesn't win...