Did you ever wonder where insects go for the winter?
Sometimes insects spend the winter as adults. We found this one hiding in a pile of leaves when we were doing some yard work.
A few weeks ago we found another grasshopper that looked very similar hiding in an old bird's nest that had fallen down. I guess by having old nests and old leaves lying around, we are helping out our insects. Who would have thought?
For More Information:
Where Do They Go? Insects in Winter by Millicent Ellis Selsam
I Wonder Where Butterflies Go In Winter and Other Neat Facts About Insects by Molly Marr and Paul Mirocha