An interesting morning

Rescued this, from inside one of the buildings I clean, this morning. Not something I would expect to come across, while there.
I took the photo after I released it.

At first, I thought it was a cricket, but crickets have long antennas and grasshoppers have short antennas. So it looks as though its a grasshopper, after looking it up and realising the difference.


I am hoping it doesn’t find its way back in, because as I encouraged it to move away from the building, it decided to turn around and move towards the building again.

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25 thoughts on “An interesting morning

    1. First time dealing, or seeing a grasshopper.
      I was convinced it was a cricket. But it wasn’t, when I realised the difference with their antennas.

      1. I don’t think I’ve seen a grasshopper since I was a kid, but from what I recall, the species that we have here are more of a golden-brownish colour. And I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen a cricket, although I’ve certainly heard them.

      2. First time me seeing a grasshopper too. Yes, they are brown shades, but also green. It was something new for me too to learn.

        I have seen crickets a couple of times and it was new to learn that they too came in green, as well as browns that I only knew originally.

  1. grasshoppers sometimes get inside on our clothing, they are quiet calm critters who are happy to be liberated … he’ll be ok, thanks Liz 🙂

  2. Last grasshopper I saw was a greyish brown.
    A teacher at grammar school had an interesting brooch of a stick insect. She invited people to look more closely, and it moved as it was real!!

  3. Ooo I’ve often heard grasshoppers but I don’t remember seeing one quite that up close before. Well done on rescuing the little guy, even if he was hell bent on getting back inside! xx

    1. Thank you.
      It’s not in the building this morning, so it’s not found it’s way back in. Hopefully its where it should be.

    1. Thank you. 🙂

      I was so struck by how bright green it was. Then amazed in just how calm it was staying on my brush, while walking out with it, to release it outside. I was expecting it to hop off.
      It didn’t want to come off the brush.
      As fascinated as I was and can watch them for some time. I was a bit squeamish to touch, so hence, encourage it on my brush.

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