As we had a very nice weekend my DW and I went about cleaning up the yard and preparing everything for the upcoming Winter. I grow pole beans and was putting my bean poles I noticed an extremely large and well defined praying mantis egg case on one of them. I am a noted lover of the mantis and always keep an eye out for them when I mow or work around the yard. Come March or thereabout I'll pull the pole out of storage and put in the warm sunlight and wait for the little bug grabbers to hatch. Yay!