Sunday, August 08, 2010
Thank you for all of your insightful comments on my last natural play post. This is a topic that I'll be bringing back time to time, and your input and thoughts will help guide me in the future.
Today I help lead a field trip to Bigelow and Smith Cemetery State Nature Preserves along with Judy Semroc and Larry Rosche. They're some of my favorite people to be in the field with, and I had a blast despite the blazing heat- hopefully the other field trips for the Midwest Native Plant Conference had fun trips today as well.
For today's quick post, here is a huge grasshopper munching on the stem of Giant Ragweed at Bigelow Cemetery. Normally I see these types of grasshoppers when they are young and small, but this one was downright giant.