There are about 3,000 species of walkingsticks worldwide, but only the Northern Walkingsticks are found in the northern part of North America. I was really fortunate to see this one since they are hard to find during the day. They are usually only active at night, and they typically mimic a twig, hiding in the leaves. They can remain motionless or just slightly sway in the wind for hours at a time. As you can see, they are harmless. They are exceptionally light on their feet; I could barely feel it as it walked across my arms and hands.
Slow down and keep your eyes peeled for a surprise Sunday Squee when you're out and about today!