Archive : grasshopper

Jan 28 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 15 comments

Bug-a-boo Zoo

04 New Bugs

I have had such weird and wonderful bugs coming into my garden lately that I had to do a special post on all the bugs I have met so far. Every time I step onto my back deck, I have to run and get my camera. It is as if they wait for me and pose. Thanks to a lot of our friends, we were able to identify all of them. Here [...]

Mar 13 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 7 comments

Whats bugging me today!

What is this bug?

Hi Chris, I was so interested in your blog post the other day on the bugs and creatures in your garden, that I decided to take a walk around my garden too, to see if I can also come up with some interesting bug-a-boos! I was so amazed at what I saw! Maybe you and our friends out there can recognise some of them!

Feb 21 2011 by in Bugs & Pests, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 6 comments

What critter is this?

What critter is this?

This evening I’ve found another creature – it looks like a baby – and newbie-gardener that I am, I have no idea whether to leave it or remove it. Please help! Is it a grasshopper? It doesn’t look like a praying mantis to me, too fat. And I’ve noticed over the last few days that something is “eating” tiny holes in these flowers (sweet williams). I’d appreciate any help in identifying this [...]

Jan 16 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, | 2 comments

Enemies of the Garden

Grasshopper or Locust

I spent the day in the garden – not gardening – but taking photo’s of all I see. I am looking through the lens of  my camera and using my hubby’s macro lens. Wow! You cannot believe what we miss with the naked eye. Here are some shots of the pests in my garden. The Grasshopper thingy was happily eating the leaves of my Quince tree. It could be a locust, so [...]