August 1, 2011-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor
Whatever their make up, they are usually gluttonous eaters, consuming the leaves of entire plants in a single day sometimes.
This red eyed grasshopper was seen on my porch on July 31 and was not shy like many of its counterparts until I had shot several pictures of it using a flash.
As summer dries up, there seems to be a n onslaught of grasshoppers which eat through flowers, shrubs and grass until they mate and die to wait for another year.
Photo © 2011 John Blair