It's all hands and forelegs on deck at Waldorf School of Princeton, as teachers, staff, and predatory insects ready the campus for the first day of school.
"It's strenuous work," said one volunteer helping out in the garden, who would only go on the record as Mr. Mantis. "To my knowledge, I'm the only insect around here fast enough to catch mosquitoes and flies, and that keeps me busy all day. At night, Ms. Cunningham and the others go home, but I'm on moth duty."
Employing this natural form of pest control is how Mr. Mantis does his bit for WSP. "In addition to giving to the Annual Fund each year, eating other bugs is how I like to support this extraordinary form of education," said Mr. Mantis, eyeing a nearby fly on the Golden House siding. "Plus, bugs are delicious."