This Pinecone-Shaped Mass On Your Ohio Christmas Tree Could Be Home To Hundreds Of Praying Mantis Eggs
If you enjoy picking out the picture perfect Christmas tree at the local tree farm with your family every holiday season, there’s a little-known feature you’ll want to keep an eye out for. Hiding beneath the vibrant green needles, shiny garland and festive ornaments might be a piece of nature seeking to run its course in your home—something neither you nor nature would appreciate. This Christmas, keep your eyes peeled for a praying mantis egg sack. Here’s what you need to be on the look out for:
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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