Posted by Ruth Bode / 10:30 PM /
For some time at our school we have enjoyed a visit from Twiggy, a stick insect (Ctenomorpha Chronus)who provided much inspiration and learning opportunities for our students.
She had laid hundreds of eggs (which we still have) and had been carefully handled and examined by all the children who were fascinated by her.
Just before the holidays we decided that she should return to her favourite type of tree. One exciting day we released her after school, with many students bringing their parents to see where she had climbed to. The kids were so in tune with finding her amongst the foliage iin her cage that they could see where she had gone.....the parents had some trouble however.
I loved the fact that although they loved her, they were equally excited about her being released. We now await to see if her eggs hatch.......maybe in a few months.
Here are some artworks from our Level 1 and 2 students who found twings in the garden to make "Twiggy" and create her habitat.