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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

A new arrival in the Jameison/Burchnall residence. The first of 9!!! Plus Wildlife Photo blog 4

What great excitement!! Bob, the first of 10, has finally arrived!  Sadly Minnie, the second, never made it out into this world having got stuck fast and is now in the after life. So you may by now be wondering exactly what has arrived in our daughters and partners residence. If you look closely at this photo you may be able to work out what it is.

 Josh our grandson (4) was given 10 Stick insect eggs to hatch out for his birthday back in the beginning of August. Not only did he get the eggs but the mesh enclosure as well.

As these insects can live up to a year I can see Christine taking over pet duty's as they are hardly riveting enough to keep Josh interested. After all you cant go out and play with them as all they do is pretend to be sticks!!! Anyway at the moment Josh loves his new pet and cant wait for the rest to appear. He wants to name them all but quite how he'll be able to tell one from the other is beyond me.

And finally:-

Dew drop

Reflecting the leave's scales perhaps or is it a slug caught in a water droplet?


Anonymous said...

As a parent of 2 kids who had stick insects for a time, please tell your daughter to be very careful when cleaning out. Stick insects are parthenogenic (the females don't need males to reproduce) and its very easy to lose eggs. Many's the time we looked up to see an"escape" only to realise that the 'stick' concerned was much smaller than those in the container in which we kept them. In a house they can hatch quite easily. Chris F.

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Hello Chris,

Very sound advice and one I will be passing on. Thanks.

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