The Hopping-est Critters of the Grasses

By Robin Red Breast

Grasshoppers are smart- Smart and lazy. The combination of these two traits can be frustrating if you don’t have the right know how. Grasshoppers have evolved incredible hind legs that can catapult them forward at amazing rates. They don’t move unless they have to because those same hind legs are very awkward at more normal walking movement. They require an enormous amount of energy to power those catapult legs and are known to eat a plant to the ground. There is a trick to catching the grasshopper and I’ll share it with you.

How you choose to devour the thing after you’ve caught it is up to you. Just make sure not to wait too long or it will digest it’s meal and regain it’s cunning.