Sunday, September 5, 2010

Walking Stick



This Walking Stick hung out at our house all day yesterday. It's the first one I've ever seen ~ interesting to look at but rather boring. It never moved all day long. I looked up some information on Walking Sticks. It seems it is normal for them to sit around all day long and then eat at night - vines, leaves and rose bushes.

This insect truly looks like a stick or a branch. I was happy to finally see one.

7 comments:

Deborah said...

When I see creatures like that, makes me realize that God has a sense of humor! Happy Holiday, my friend!
**blows kisses** Deb

yoborobo said...

I sometimes see these when I am pruning the bushes - they always startle me when they move! lol! We get a lot of praying mantis, too. One bit me once, so I don't pick them up any more, but they are so much fun to watch. Happy weekend - xox!

Bunny said...

Holly Molly I have never seen one of these. How interesting. Thanks for posting.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I have never seen one except in a photo. I have seen the bugs that look like leaves though. Thanks for sharing and happy holiday weekend. The Olde Bagg

Marlene said...

Thanks for posting this picture. I have only seen one in my life and it was when I was 7 or 8, so a long time ago. They do look like sticks and don't move unless you get too close. Fascinating creatures.

Jan said...

Cool! I wish I would see one wild. I've seen them but never found a wild one.

Marion said...

I see them often in my yard. I love insects that wear camo. LOL! After photographing so many battered old dragonflies last month, today I saw a tiny, fresh baby one on my Basil. It made my day. Love & Blessings!