Welcome to 2 West where we find cool critters to learn more about as we handle them! We all watched the Praying Mantis fly about and climb stuff. I told people about how Praying Mantises are rare in the state of Wisconsin, but Platteville’s campus seems to have a healthy population of Praying Mantises. I also explained about how to identify their gender too. It has to do with the number of segments on the Mantis’ abdomen. Many did not know that Mantises could fly either which they very much discovered Saturday night!