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Annabelle the praying mantis

Have a burning desire to snap a selfie with a 15-foot tall praying mantis?

If not, let’s be honest — you should.

And when that urge strikes, Annabelle will be waiting.

Poorly camouflaged (albeit intentionally) among the wildflowers and trees of Chadwick Arboretum’s Phenology Garden, Annabelle was designed by two nearby artists — Pat Belisle of Plain City and Chris Saylor of Marysville.

Located on West Campus, the lush, green Phenology Garden is a study of “recurring biological phenomena and their relationship to the weather.”

While you’re there: The Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens are 60 acres of diverse plant collections and art pieces. They’re breathtaking … and free. Check out the whole place.

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