As I am sure you all know, this weekend for our collecting trip we went to Montrose Beach. The weather was beautiful and the insects were visible. Here are a few pictures I took along the way.
They had cut some down some of the taller grass near the docks, so we ended up spending most of our time in the Bird Sanctuary.
There were many grasshoppers. This guy found his way into my net while I was just making my way through some of the taller grass.
A couple of students [myself included] also caught some praying mantis.
Like Isabella, I have decided to keep my little guy as a pet until he passes a month or so from now. He is living in a retired terrarium with plenty of small branches, leaves and of course food (crickets). So far he hasn't been too active– he mostly hangs from the top of the screen.