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.



  1. Nice! Another awesome photograph. Beautiful insect.

  2. Wow!! I feel like I could reach out and touch him...great close up...look at those eyes...
    Amazing !!

  3. A lovely picture, ...the colors are also beautiful!

  4. What a lovely picture. Your blog is a visual feast for the eyes!