12:20:2003 Entry: "Ann : Katydid"
July 6 Stan and I found a beautiful little katydid on one of my coleus plants. I was able to shoot it with my digital camera (left photo). A short while later, we found what I think was the very same katydid (because it was missing part of its antenna) on our car. I moved it back to the coleus plant. A week or two ago we found what I think was the very same katydid on our rhubarb out front. The next day, I read up on katydids and discovered that they were the creatures making the "rek-rek-rek" sound at night. I heard it described as a longhorn grasshopper, did a search on the internet, and discovered to my delight, that's just another name for katydids! I've always loved katydids ever since I found them out east, but they were hard to find in Colorado. This past Monday, we found what I suspect is our "pet" katydid again, this time on my rubber plant (right photo). It's such a docile little thing, I hope I don't step on it by accident or anything. I hope it keeps itself safe.
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Long horn grasshoppers are so sweet and they make you wish you could keep them as pets.
Posted by Stan @ 08:14:2003:07:53 PM CST