Usually I try to give some information in my posts. Or at least make them somewhat entertaining. But this post is different. This post may be considered entertaining, but only in a freaky kind of way!
This is what I saw when I checked on my roses this morning:
At first glance, all I saw was something odd. I thought it was some strange growth, then I realized it was something on the rose, and of course, I thought of aphids. But when I got closer, I realized these were bigger - and they were staring back at me!
Grasshoppers! Lots and lots and lots of tiny little grasshopper babies!
Since they are all clustered together on this one little rose (Ducher), they must have hatched recently. Look closely at these baby grasshoppers and you can see that they lack wings.
I've never before seen grasshopper babies clumped together like this. I hope they don't think my rose is their baby food!