When I posted about Cycropia's performance at the Orton Park Festival a few weeks ago, I set this photo aside because I thought it was blurry and confusing. Now I think the confusion is interesting and the blur just adds to the image. Go figure. But I also know more about it now. Thanks to Nataraj Hauser, one of the performers who commented on my Flickr stream, I now know it's a praying mantis.
Hauser, "the midge with the blinking butt," also notes that the creatures will be back again next week at the grand opening of the new Goodman Community Center, formerly the Atwood Community Center.
It's a praying mantis (insider info!) There will be a reprise of some of these transitional characters from the Orton show at the Goodman (Atwood) community center grand opening next weekend (9/27 I think). Alas, the midge with the blinking butt (me) will be gone to a wedding and not able to participate.The Goodman Community Center is at 149 Waubesa Ave., and the opening is from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.