2008/10/02

My Visitor

I found him in my recycle bin. So docile and slow-moving, it was easy to coax onto a piece of paper for closer examination.

His head was bronze, front legs were bright green.
Say cheese! I mean, leaf!
It's amazing how much like a twig this insect resembles!
He seemed quite happy to get back outside.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great pictures, Sherri. Indeed one of God's amazing creatures!
Have you ever boxed with a praying mantis? We get a lot of those here. Bugs are so much fun...
Barbara

Lisa said...

Very cool! I must confess that I have never looked too closely at one of those - I'm more of a "eww - a bug, get it outof here or kill it!" type than the "cool - go get the camera" type

Kevin and Amy said...

Great pics! I'm glad you brought him outside again. I've never been able to bring myself to kill a walking stick. They are just too fascinating!

willowsprite said...

Lisa, I've always made fun of chicks like you...heehee!
Insects are your friends! Ok, maybe not mosquitos...I do kill them...:)

Lisa said...

Well, you can have my insects then...
aren't I generous?