Tuesday, August 30, 2011

G is for grasshopper for ABC Wednesday Round 9

G is for Green Grasshopper

Can you see it? Perhaps this grasshopper didn't mean to seek out a camouflaged location on this old railroad tie, but it worked


As the summer season progresses I notice changes in the plants and small creatures that I see along the trails and paths that I follow each day.

In July, most morning walks were interrupted by my stopping to take pictures of Skippers and Fritillaries; then Common Wood-nymphs, Monarchs, Painted Ladies and Viceroys appeared. Cabbage Whites and Sulphurs started alighting on vegetation long enough for me to catch their images with my camera; last weekend I saw a Milbert's Tortiseshell ( in 2006 when this was written)Then gradually I noticed changes. During the past couple of weeks I seldom saw Skippers anymore and fewer butterflies. However now I am often alerted with a dry, sharp "click-click" sort of sound and I see many flying dark wings with light borders crossing my paths. Grasshoppers. There seem to be many and they jump and fly about as I walk along . I don't know their special names but I do have a few pictures of them to share.

ABCWednesday is hosted by Mrs. Nesbitt. Each week a different letter is featured. It goes in alphabetical order and next week is the letter 'g'. I have never photographed a giraffe before it won't be giraffe,so I'm not sure yet, what 'g' topic I will feature. If you would like to contribute to ABC Wednesday , you may do so by locating the meme here:http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/


Annie said...

I have to admit it, but I have a really hard time with grasshoppers. I was 12 years old when a huge grasshopper jumped into my shirt. I was in my grandmother's laundry room when it started to jumped all over trying to escape the clutches of my shirt. I screamed. I jumped. I swatted at my chest. I tore the shirt off and the hopper escaped. Fifty-one years later, I can tolerate grasshoppers but I still keep a healthy distance. Oh, and don't even get me started on Praying Mantises.

Mildred said...

A very nice choice for G day! Love the grasshoppers!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful shots;o)

¤ Have a nice and happy week ¤

Roger Owen Green said...

great camo shot, especially
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

chubskulit said...

Wow lots of grasshoppers.

G is for Gorgeous Gladiola

Jane and Chris said...

A grasshopper/large cricket jumped up my trouser leg last week. Oh sure...it was funny to watch me dancing about, but I just wanted it out!
Jane x

Mary said...

You really have a variety of them! They do seem to camouflage themselves very well.