9 June 2011
Spied this lovely cricket while hiking the White Oak Canyon Trail in Shenandoah National Park yesterday:
I realize there’s been a pretty high bugs : rocks ratio on Mountain Beltway of late; I’m just in summer mode, I reckon. And Virginia’s arthropod profligacy keeps bringing me into contact with these extraordinary segmented denizens of the forests, soil, and air. I can’t help but photograph them… Sorry if the bugs aren’t your cup of tea!