So I was walking along the garden path today, going to check if the rudbeckia transplants needed water yet again when I noticed a pudgier, greener, dare I say cuter? katydid nymph on one of the flagstones.
This little one looks a lot like this post on bugguide, which would make it Microcentrum californicum, the California anglewinged katydid.
It's always fun to find something out of the ordinary, especially on the flagstones. Here's a website that has images, info and most excitingly recordings of crickets and katydids. The link goes to recordings of M. californicum; if you click on list of species you can view and/or hear other species. Cheers and happy exploring among the virtual flagstones.