Saturday, September 10, 2011


A welcome sight in the garden--KATYDIDS!  Even though their numbers have been very few in the last several years, I occasionally see one or two each year.  This year I've seen three--(hopefully there have been three--or just the same one in different spots in the yard).  Their leaf-like bodies blend in nicely with the green foliage on your plants--their camouflage helps protect them from birds or other predators.   They are very beneficial in the garden, eating insect pests--and should not be destroyed, just like their cousin, the preying mantis.  At night if you listen, you can hear the"clicking" noise that they make with their wings.  I always look forward to seeing these wonderful green insects!

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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