Big Bend Nat’l Park resident: Horse Lubber Grasshopper

The little friends you can make along the way, if you will only stop to say hello.

I found this brilliantly colored grasshopper as I walked along the path near our lodge in the park.

Hello Horse Lubber!


“Crowds of bees are giddy with clover
Crowds of grasshoppers skip at our feet,
Crowds of larks at their matins hang over,
Thanking the Lord for a life so sweet.”
~ Jean Ingelow

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Striking, beautiful grasshopper, Lisa! Big Bend NP is on my bucket list!!


  2. Such vivid contrasting colors!

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    1. Isn’t he beautiful! I love his wings!

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  3. Toonsarah says:

    I’ve never seen or heard of a Horse Lubber but he looks very smart πŸ™‚

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  4. SoyBend says:

    What a handsome hopper!

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  5. Earthwatcher says:

    Quite a handsome creature. Great catch!

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    1. He is! Thank you! 😊


  6. kewtiebird says:

    What a wonderful find and capture. Very cool!

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    1. Thank you! 😊


  7. Wind Kisses says:

    It looks large. I guess as long as it doesn’t land on me when we are there, I will be good. I do think it would be fun to study them for a bit.

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    1. Hi was large! And very calm while he allowed me to examine his amazingness! (at a distance)

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