|May 2011 (after hatching in my kitchen!)|
|May 2011 - 1/2 inch long|
|Early June 2011 - in my oregano|
|Late June 2011 - up to 1 1/2"|
|YESTERDAY! On a sunflower leaf - about 6" long.|
Sure wish I could bring him in for the winter. Wonder if they live that long? Anyway, I have nothing to feed it and I'm not about to start a grasshopper colony inside just for food! I'm going to keep on the look-out for another pod of eggs, though.
I owe this guy big. Last year, at this time, the grasshoppers had stripped my garden. This year, not nearly as much. I wish I'd had my camera when I watched this guy grab a grasshopper in mid-jump, then eat it! Every garden should have a resident like this.