Nature in the garden

This incredible insect was resting on one of our outdoor chairs.I looks just like a eucalyptus leaf. My husband did a bit of research in the internet and discovered that it is a childrens stick insect. Its scientific name is Tropidoderus childrenii.  There are some beautiful photos on the internet.  

A beautiful find in the garden

I was out in the front garden this afternoon when I spied something on one of the rose bushes.  I initially thought someone had somehow attached a brooch to the rose bush but on closer inspection I discovered it was a beautiful moth. When I looked closely at the moth I commented to my husband…

Is it a stick or is it two sticks?

I was in the garden the other day when I spotted this huge stick insect in one of the bushes. It is about 26 cms long or 10 1/2 inches in the old measurement. On closer inspection I found that there were actually two of them. The second one wasn’t quite as large. Apparently stick…