I love lavender. We have a very large lavender plant in our yard, which I "harvest" every year for the lavender "heads" to put in sachets. Today was harvesting day - I was about finished, when this little fellow popped out of a bunch of lavender that I had trimmed from the plant and was about to stuff into a bag. A preying mantis! I managed to get him back on the plant - hope he survives.
Almost finished trimming the lavender.
The preying mantis who lives in my lavender plant.