Sunday, August 16, 2009


Red-legged Grasshopper
(Melanoplus f. femurrubrum)

We could hear cicadas singing high in the trees yesterday, but there was nary a discarded carapace to be seen adorning the poplars and not a single Monarch caterpillar to be glimpsed munching the yellow and burgundy milkweed leaves in the western field.

What did catch my eyes were scores of grasshoppers resting among the curling milkweed leaves and drowsing contentedly in the heat of the day.

1 comment: said...

Fantastic SHOT, I love it.