The teeny, weeny grasshopper claimed the coreopsis flower for his own after the painted lady butterfly moved on to its next nectar source. In the earlier photo on the bottom, it almost looks like the grasshopper is ducking while the butterfly feeds.

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On the half shell

Walked out on the deck to water the plants one morning and saw a grasshopper. Not an unusual thing, since our yard is a grasshopper haven. However, upon closer inspection, ¬†this neat and upright shell was all that remained from someone’s dinner.

Grasshopper, post dinner.
Grasshopper, post dinner.