Friend or Foe
As a new gardener I know that there are pests whose very existence is considered a personal affront to my green lovely babies... but come on now. This guy is so cute! Yes, yes he is eating my already distressed lemon tree. And yes you can see the damage all around him. But this is Arizona. I hardly ever see cute fun bugs anymore. I was out in the garden mid morning camera in hand, trying to capture the new growth on film when I caught him. He was staring right at me. I took a few pictures then ran to get my babies from nap time.
First they just watched him from a distance. But soon each one of my children had their own idea of just what the grasshopper needed.
We did find him again....
Back on the SAME leaf. This little guy has a Napoleon complex. He's the chihuahua of bugs. And he's right, he may be tougher than me. But don't shhhh lets not let that get out.
Thank you to The Magic Onions for bringing us together every Friday to celebrate nature!