While cutting down the Banksia Rose which covered the old trellis fence, we found this gorgeous Stick Insect.  We let it go into a section of the Banksia Rose which we are retaining.

Stick Insect walking on a hand
The Sick Insect was fast moving and crawling all over Richard’s hand, trying to find a way down. We didn’t handle it for long. After taking a couple of photos we took pity and released it.


Stick Insect on hand
The ungainly legs are surprisingly agile and allow the stick insect to proceed in any direction, including over the edge of a hand to hang upside down beneath it.