Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Nature Nearby: Stickbug Edition.

Last week, we found one of the coolest specimens we have ever encountered: a stick bug in the wild (well, suburbia, anyway!) We had only seen them in museums before this. We brought him indoors, set up a critter keeper, and fed him leaves and spritzed him with water once a day. He went downhill, rapidly. We figured the best thing we could do for him was let him go, so we released him in our yard. It's been several days, and I wondered if he recovered. Went out to check and found him, still near where we released him, but looking much perkier:


I moved him a bit further from the mantis...

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