Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sex in the Garden

I was minding my own business, just picking my raspberries, when I noticed a couple doing it in the raspberry canes (just saying that makes me think "ouch"). The couple of note was a pair of walking sticks. Now a lot of walking sticks reproduce asexually, but obviously mine believe in genetic diversity.

I put walking sticks into the same category as my swallowtail caterpillars. Yes they eat my plants, but I don't care. And brambles are a favorite food of many walking sticks. I can spare some for this amusing insect.

As for harvests today (besides the yummy raspberries) I picked a lot of mint. There was a lot of Chocolate Mint and Candymint and a little bit of Orange Mint. So I have another day where my house smells like heaven. I do confess though, the basil smell is better. All of these mints are varieties of peppermint and that smell can get a little overwhelming especially when you are stripping the leaves off the stems.


  1. bow-chicka-wow-wow

  2. Hahahahaha, naughty walking sticks!

  3. Now, will the female walking stick turn around and bite the male's head off? Or is that reserved for the mantis?

    Yay genetic diversity!

  4. Talk about garden porn... I've never seen any of those guys in my garden, only in terrariums. Hilarious!