grass bug 2

The other day we were walking by our gate which leads into the backyard and there appeared to be some grass stuck to the iron work.

grass bug 4

When we brushed it off, it landed on the ground and, to our surprise, began to crawl away! We realized it was a type of stick bug, brilliantly camouflaged for the desert grasses that are everywhere near our property.  A little research lead us to the Walking Stick species most commonly found in the desert.

grass bug 1

I actually think he is pretty cute!

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