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Church bells on this late July afternoon

when I stop the lawn mower engine.

The grass is August-dry, yellow-green and bored

with growing, and the katydids stop singing. 8 more words



It was such a nice day we wanted to go out and do something without travelling too far; we decided to go to Cheddar which is about fourteen miles if you go the slightly longer but quicker way (avoiding a bottleneck!) 278 more words

Family Stories

Orchelimum pulchellum, the Handsome Meadow Katydid, in Ormond Beach, Florida; 29 June 2014

Orchelimum pulchellum, the Handsome meadow katydid, photographed in Volusia county, Florida (29 June 2014).

The Handsome meadow katydid, Orchelimum pulchellum, is a striking species with its mix of emerald green and blood red tones. 375 more words


Atlanticus gibbosus, the Robust Shieldback, in Ormond Beach, Florida; 26 June 2014

Atlanticus gibbosus, the Robust shieldback, photographed in Volusia county, Florida (26 June 2014).

Here we have, I believe, a Robust shieldback, Atlanticus gibbosus… 353 more words


The Uncommon Common Katydid

If I had a blog, today I would write about Pterophylla camellifolia the Common True Katydid. Here in Missouri, summer nights are far from silent. The chorus actually begins in March, with the song of the spring peeper. 538 more words