It’s A Leaf – No, A Bug

KatydidThe bugs on the farm are really fascinating, and it seems like we see something new and amazing every day. We recently spied a big green bug that looked very much like a leaf hanging out on the fence by the chicken coop. It had long legs like a grasshopper, but didn’t really look like any of the grasshoppers – green, brown, or a combination of these colors – we’ve seen in the pastures.

What was this vibrantly green bug? A katydid. It didn’t like posing for pictures, either – it jumped at the phone! After it bounced off once, it resumed strolling on the fence. That’s a big bug with attitude. It had better stay away from the chickens and ducks, though, or it’ll be a (nutritious) snack!