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!

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“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!!

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  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! 😊

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  6. kewtiebird says:

    What a wonderful find and capture. Very cool!

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    1. Thank you! 😊

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  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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