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.

4 comments:

  1. 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!

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

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