In the last Lucy's Zoo workshop


In the last Lucy's Zoo workshop, our preschoolers learned about different types of animals, from bug to mammal.
In the last Lucy's Zoo workshop, our preschoolers learned about different types of animals, from bug to mammal.

There were some fascianting animals to look at! A stick insect which looks exactly like a stick, an exotic frog, a lizard, a pigeon, and ... a dog. It was fantastic!

Did you know that...

...Stick insects can shed and regenerate their limbs to escape attacks by predators?

Should a bird or other predator grab hold of a stick insect's leg, it can still make an easy escape. The stick insect simply gives up the leg, using a special muscle to break it off at a weak joint. Juvenile stick insects will regenerate the missing limb

... Stick insects not only look like sticks, they act like them, too.

Stick insects are so named for their effective camouflage among the woody plants where they feed. They're typically brown, black, or green, with stick-shaped bodies that help them blend in as they perch on twigs and branches. Some even wear lichen-like markings to make their disguise more authentic.

Source: www.insects.about.com