There is such an incredible variety of creatures around us, it’s like having a treasure house surrounding us!

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In the second, the creature is further out of its “shell”:

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In the third, almost the entire worm is visible.

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This, Saandip Nandagudi tells me, is the BAGWORM caterpillar, and it has collected the leaf-clutter around itself as a protective casing (which might also become its pupa later.)

Of course, I suddenly remembered I could take a video…

On Sunday, as we walked through the forest, we came upon another marvel…the walking twig!

Can you spot it in this picture?

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You can see it to the left of the tree trunk here, long lines of life:

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And here, too:

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Meet “Twiggy”, the STICK INSECT, (I named her after a famous model!)….here she is in action!

I think I am content just roaming the scrub jungle, looking at all these little wonders!