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.
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.
I actually think he is pretty cute!