Last night I set up our black light to try to attract large moths.
I also tried a beer, banana and brown sugar mix that I spread on our trees to try to attract some moths too. I found a tulip tree moth and several little moths like the Isabella tiger moth and a bunch of different types of inch worm moths.
I hope I can try again this weekend and hopefully find a luna moth.
The other day I found these egg cases. The first one I know is a praying mantis. The second one, I think, is also a praying mantis. They should hatch in about a month. Each egg case has around 200-500 praying mantises in them.
After a long winter, Thor desperately needed a bath. He went right in the tub and sat patiently while he was scrubbed up. Then he happily got out to be dried. This may be easier than washing him outside with the hose!