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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Orthopteran evaporation

Yesterday, the first warmish sunny day in awhile found these members of the orthopteran family drying off and gathering rays the morning after our coldly uncharacteristic equinoxical rainstorm.



2 comments:

Animal Anarchy said...

Wow. Very striking photos, especially the top two!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That grasshopper that you've got above is definitely the ubiuitous local native (AND immensely LARGE!) Gray Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca Nitens--whew!) -- no two ways about it.
Steven J.Carras, gcarras@aol.com, Southern Calif.