Saw this Praying Mantis on our garbage bin on 8/21, its the first fully winged adult (female) I've seen this year.
Before I went fishing on 8/22, I checked one bush in the backyard to see if any mantises were around. I immediately spotted this one, which had just caught a small butterfly (it was still wiggling) and was starting to eat it:
Here, he stopped long enough to look at me:
And then I spotted this brown one on the same bush about 3 feet away:
A bit further on, was this one hanging underneath a flower pod:
I walked around to the far side of the bush, and saw this pair of grasshoppers:
About 15 inches away, they were being watched by this one: