Wordless Wednesday


About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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23 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. cindy knoke says:

    They are descending on us as well now. I just saw an alligator lizard eat one!

  2. Val Boyko says:

    How big? Teeny is interesting and cute. Big gets downright uncomfortable!
    How many? One is adorable. More is a plague.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      This young katydid was a little over 1″ long. I’ve seen some get about 3″ long. They can be rather ‘social’… I once had one hanging out with us near a camp fire for hours. 🙂

  3. dianaed2013 says:

    Great macro Eliza

  4. My, what big antennae he has!

  5. What a great shot of a katydid. Wonderful.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      How kind of you, Victor. As I posted it, I thought, ‘Not as good as Victor’s’ – lol! I tried to get the eye as you’ve suggested, but the butt end is blurry. If I was a better student, I probably would have known how to fix that! 😉 Thanks for your kind encouragement.

  6. Kathy Sturr says:

    Love those Katydids! I hear the tree crickets at night – what used to be one that got me out there with a flashlight – now is a chorus – loud, mesmerizing chorus!

  7. Laurie Graves says:

    I have never seen a Katydid! I’m not sure if we even have them in central Maine. Thanks so much for featuring one on your blog.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      You’re welcome – this one wasn’t a full adult, which look more grasshopper-like. Here’s a clip to listen to to see if you have heard them. They prefer maple and other deciduous trees so with all your pines, maybe they aren’t so numerous. https://youtu.be/5h0x8NhYs3U

      • Laurie Graves says:

        I listened to the clip, but I don’t recall ever having heard that sound. Thanks for sending it to me.

  8. Kris P says:

    He looks more friendly than the big brown grasshoppers I’ve tried and failed to send packing here. Does he chew everything in sight?

  9. Robin says:

    What a wonderful shot. Love that color green and those long antennae. 🙂

  10. MK says:

    I love these pictures of garden creatures, but they always make me think about how far away I need to be to feel friendly and not icky.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Interesting that you should say that. I’ve found that with exposure, my icky feeling has diminished considerably. Being a mindset, it can evolve! Thanks to Victor. ;D

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