Paul came in yesterday and said "There's a long green walking stick on the table outside. It's about 4 or 5 inches long. I know you are busy so I took pictures in case you want them for your blog." He was right! Thank you, honey! Check this out:
I have seen large walking sticks down on the coast, but they are shy creatures and I had not seen them here yet. This one is very pretty (as walking sticks go). They move v e r y s l o w l y, sort of like a sloth of the insect world, and will sit in one position, not moving, for the longest time. If you frighten them, they don't run away, but freeze. I suppose when one's defense mechanism is to pretend to be a branch on a tree, it's pretty important to be able to sit still!
What never ending variety there is in the creatures who share our world! Want to learn more about Walking Sticks? Look over on the right hand column, down below the blog list, for "Other Sites of Interest", and click the link to eNature.com.