An Australian volunteer who was doing whatever volunteers do in PNG.
I was there for 2 years until Dec 2005 .. I hope I made the most of it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Invasion of the Stick Insects

Over the last month the guava tree out the back of the house has become full of big brown stick insects. A colony of them has established itself there and are obviously enjoying themselves - munching the leaves off and making baby stick insects.

The interesting thing is (if that wasn't good enough) is that with the stick insects being there, we now have ripe guavas on the tree again. My source tells me that stick insects are seen as a bad omen. To walk under a tree full of them will cause you to lose your virility.

Our guava loving day-guard is obviously a believer and would like a few more for the clan.