I took these photos back in October with the intention of posting them on Jude’s Bench Series. It’s nearly over so I better get cracking. We visited a little town called Fish Creek in Gippsland, Victoria. These benches were being asked to be photographed. Added for Bench Series #49
Stick insects or Phasmids are beautiful insects. This one was on our window yesterday. Here’s an interesting fact, amongst many, about Phasmids. Added for WPC Eye spy
“Reproduction Many female phasmids do not need to mate in order to produce fertile eggs. This form of reproduction is called parthenogenesis and all the eggs produced will hatch into females. If the females do mate with a male before producing eggs, the nymphs (babies) may be male or female.” http://australianmuseum.net.au/leaf-and-stick-insects-order-phasmatodea
Phasmids have nutted out how to get rid of us males. Something to ponder.
Yesterday, our beautiful girl, Maya, brought 7 healthy pups into the world. They are blind so they ‘root’ around for the nipple, then zero in. This is a blatant, and very loose, opportunity for me to put up a blog post in a challenge with our new puppies in it. Added for WPC Eye spy