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Green grasshopper (I think)

Gee19

By Gee19


Green grasshopper (I think)

I found this little creature in my kitchen and after chasing him around the floor for 10 minutes (he hops) I placed him outside on one of my heuchera. He has now lived there for the last month or so. I have become quite attached to him :)



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bjs
Bjs
 

I understand the attraction,i have a small water feature I pass each time I go up and down the garden and a month or so ago I spotted a water Boatman on the surface a single one followed some days later by about ten of the tiniest babies, the adult is still there and about half the babies who are now about half the size of mother/father, fascinating !

15 Jul, 2015

amy
Amy
 

they become family after a while you can't help looking out for them ,are we silly or what ? Lol

15 Jul, 2015

 

My grandson calls me Mrs Doolittle, Amy! The neighbours probably call me crazy :)

15 Jul, 2015

 

You'll have to find a name for him Mrs Doolittie ;D

15 Jul, 2015

 

I had to recite a poem once at school....it started Grasshopper Green was a comical chap!! and lived on the best of ware!! since then they have always been called after that poem....

2 Nov, 2015

 

Couldn't resist looking the poem up, DD2, I hadn't heard of it before:

Grasshopper Green is a comical chap;
He lives on the best of fare.
Bright little trousers, jacket, and cap,
These are his summer wear.
Out in the meadow he loves to go,
Playing away in the sun;
It's hopperty, skipperty, high and low,
Summer's the time for fun.

Grasshopper Green has a quaint little house;
It's under the hedge so gay.
Grandmother Spider, as still as a mouse,
Watches him over the way.
Gladly he's calling the children, I know,
Out in the beautiful sun;
It's hopperty, skipperty, high and low,
Summer's the time for fun.

Unknown author which is a shame but it amused me. Still can't understand why they come indoors though :)

2 Nov, 2015

 

Wow ... Gee I am amazed you found this poem, the last time I recited this was for an elocution exam when I was about ten!! oh happy memories, well mixed, I was so very nervous, but I passed, thanks so glad you found it....they don't write like that any more!!

3 Nov, 2015



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