27 March 2007

A Branch Insect

The family went for an afternoon's walk in the bush for exercise and fresh air. The boys had an additional mission - to find some new blackboys. Their existing ones had all suffered one way or another and needed to be replaced.
On one of the tall sticks was this "Stick Insect". As you can see by the ruler, conveniently modelled by Lana, it is a foot long from one end to the other. Would this make it more appropriately called a "Branch Insect"?
It was quite a passive thing, too. They discovered it last Thursday and it was still attached to the black boy found on Saturday, giving me time to provide this convenient photo.
It finally departed during some heavy rains we had on Saturday evening.

1 comment:

Alice Gunther said...

Wow, I can't wait to show this to the kids!