Sunday, October 13, 2013

Simple Things Sunday: Catching Grasshoppers

There's a cute little nature trail just down the road from our home.  Last week, we found out that it is a haven for grasshoppers. Like any you boy (or child, really), Mr. No loves grasshoppers!  This place is like heaven to him.  He could spend every afternoon there catching grasshoppers and never get bored. And there are sooo many to catch...probably a hundred or more or all sizes.  It's a great way for Mr. No to run off some energy after school and a perfect way to spend some uninterrupted time together.  Of course I am a Mom who catches grasshoppers...and caterpillars and frogs and lizards and katydids. If it's cute, I'll pick it up.  If it's icky, he's on his own! ( It's seems that the trick to getting them to sit on your hand for a bit is to hold them rather high up from the ground.  Most only jump when they are close to the ground.)












4 comments:

  1. Fun pictures that tell a woderful, simple story!

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  2. I love grasshoppers! And we've found lots of preying mantis this year, too! Lovely set of photos.

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  3. Great shots! What lens did you use to catch such good shots of the grasshopper?

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  4. Love the pictures! What a fun thing for a boy!

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