Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England


Stranger At Our Door

I literally came face to face with a grasshopper this morning, it was on the front door of (it probably wanted to come in out of the rain, it’s late afternoon now and it is still raining.) Tom and I had a mad scramble to get the camera, but it wasn’t in the mood to hop off anywhere so we didn’t need to have rushed.

Grasshopper 3

I’ve often heard them here in Devon, but seldom seen any, and certainly not one as big as this.

Grasshopper 2

Toms hand for scale,

I think it might be a long winged cone head but I’m not sure.

(Tom is considering supplementing his pocket-money by working as a hand model.)