Sunday, November 20, 2005

Wildlife Sunday

Calls from Richard to "come and look at this and bring your camera" found the following inhabitants in the garden.

Frilled-necked lizard.

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Two stick insects. They were on the jasmine, where they were in grave danger of being pruned by the secateurs as they blend in with dead twigs. The larger of the two would be about 30cm long.
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9 comments:

ms*robyn said...

I love stick insects and there seem to be lots around at the moment! I must find out what they eat - obviously beneficial for the garden

Rachel said...

I never see stick insects. Maybe because they are so hard to see!

I love lizards though. That is a cute one!!

judypatooote said...

Oh my gosh, they look huge.....

Kali said...

Those stick insect look awesome ~ I've never seen them. I wonder if they live down here?
In regards to gardening here in Tassie, I am getting overwhelmed by all the different plants/names and the seasons they grow in...things seemed much simpler in the tropics. Oh woe, will I ever have even a decent looking garden? lol

Takoma Gardener said...

Fascinating stuff; keep it coming.

Maggie Ann said...

Wow, thats interesting!

Carol said...

Oh my Gosh life is so different in Australia, I have never seen these stick insects before!

Wendy A said...

I haven't seen these in Tasmania but we had them in Canada. They are so interesting.

Kerri said...

My mum loved frilled-neck lizards. She used to feed them minced meat (hamburger over here). They're so neat, especially when they put up their frill. I guess this little guy wasn't scared of you. Our stick insects aren't as big as yours!