Friday, August 05, 2011

August Grasshoppers


We got beaned by these today on a nature hike through some wetlands . They were everywhere along the path, and I dared not open my mouth until we got to the forest at the other side of the wetlands.

An interesting and very detailed book on grasshoppers which I found free and in public domain at Google Books:

Grasshopper Land by Margaret Morely, 1909. There is an interesting section on Eastern Locusts with Biblical references to locusts - locusts of the Old Testament.

1 comment:

Otter Mom said...

We've noticed an increase in the number of grasshoppers. Also more dragonflies, but the dragonflies eat the grasshoppers so I am happy to see them.

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