Monday, August 30, 2010

Hide and Go Seek

Yesterday, I trimmed the dead blooms off my rose bushes. Suddenly realizing that a bright green leaf sprouted legs, I found myself confronted by a katydid. These used to get into my parents’ house when I was a kid and disturb me with their sheer size. Now, I found it beautiful and decided to share the lovely image that an online conservation report borrowed from Mjlaff on Fickr. Happy gardening!

4 comments:

  1. Yeah! It was easily as big as my thumb but gentle as could be when handled. :)

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  2. I don't think I'd ever seen a katydid before. That is a really nifty bug right there. I've always been fascinated by the imitation-style insects. Walking sticks always fascinated me, and this is just as neat.

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  3. We have a few of those around here, but not many.

    Mostly we have these giant six inch (or longer) grass hoppers that fly very erratically. I saw one go splat on a parked car's windshield.

    Janice~

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