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A bit of Nostalgia?

September 4, 2009

I remembergrasshopperSep209 the lazy summers days of childhood, spent wandering the neighborhood in relative safety, and, among other things, catching grasshoppers. They jumped. They were tiny. They were cute. They were very entertaining to children and probably still are. Now that I have a garden to protect, the great devourers are not so entertaining. They seem to think my dahlias are their own personal buffet. I found this little guy after finding a dahlia with the top half all chewed. This morning, I found one twice his size chewing through the stem of another dahlia, right below a new bud. Really. Could they be more obnoxious?

katydidAug1609This big guy might be a katydid. Kirk looked him up and said they aren’t necessarily bad. They might eat plants, but they also eat bad bugs. So, he was spared until I found him eating my chocolate mint. He spent the rest of his days in my garden fairy’s bug jar.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 5, 2009 4:10 am

    Your blog is interesting. It was nice going through your blog. Keep it up the good work.

    • Kate permalink*
      September 5, 2009 7:55 am

      Thanks, Flowers. Do you have a blog? Or a garden?

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