The girls found something interesting while in New Zealand....although Hitty Helen M is pretending she can't see....
The insect on Hitty Helen R's lap is rather too big for her tastes.
Hitty Helen R is concerned the Cicada is feeling a little unwell and wants to nurse it back to full chirruping self.
Hitty Helen M really is not keen.
Cicada - they fill the air with their 'music' for the summer....the sound was in full swing when the Hittys arrived in New Zealand but by the time they left they had pretty much finished for the season.
The cicada nymph casing.