Frogs, Grasshoppers, Katydids Sept 20, 2023 22:43:17 GMT
Post by Admin on Sept 20, 2023 22:43:17 GMT
The past two days, again I journeyed into the forest.
Yesterday was a chilly morning, and a very long Frog pond, which generally has likely around two dozens frogs jump in the water when I walk by it - I counted it to be 64 walking paces long. But this chilly morning, only one Frog jumped in the water. I attribute it to the colder morning, as Frogs are cold blooded and simply weren't active yet.
Today I ventured to a grassy area where a gas/oil pump was located. It was a man made area that had no trees around the pump. Only grass and various flowers grew on the "landscaped" area. The diversity of "bugs" was quit amazing. Many species of Bees, both small and regular size frequented the Flowers. There were numerous Inscects - Ants, Grasshoppers, Katydids, Butterflies, Spiders, and I should not forget the Inch Worm. The Spider had a clump of baby spiders on it's abdomen. It was a small Spider. I took a stick and poked the clump of baby Spiders and numerous baby Spiders, nearly too small to see anything but dots, run and scatter from her abdomen. Small orange colored Butterflies frequented the area - they were too quick, to fly away, for me to get very close to.
I walked over beyond the edge of the grassy flower area to the edge of the forest where trees grew. I sat down and drank a beer. An Inchworm showed up on my arm & was having trouble inching across the hairs on my arm. I eventually let the little Inchworm inch its way onto a leaf. Interestingly, the Inchworm camouflaged itself by shaping itself to the exact shape of the edge of the leaf and just froze there until I left. After, just now, doing a search for Inchworm pics to include here, I came across an tidbit of information - it said Inchworms aren't worms at all but are actually Caterpillars.