We have been over run by grasshoppers! They have destroyed the pastures, hay fields and anything they can get their grubby paws on!
Grasshoppers prefer to eat grasses, leaves and cereal crops, but many grasshoppers are omnivorous. The majority of grasshoppers are polyphagous. Many will eat from multiple host plants in one day, while some prefer to rely on the same host plant. Only one of the 8000 species of grasshopper is monophagous and will only eat a single species of plant.
In certain countries, grasshoppers are eaten as a good source of protein.
They can be boiled or eaten raw, sun-dried, fried, flavored with spices, such as garlic, onions, drenched in lime, and used in soup or as a filling for various dishes.
They are served on skewers in some Chinese food markets.
I'm thinking we have enough grasshoppers to have one heck of a party, with grasshopper as the main dish! Ha Ha Ha! But seriously!
Some of their destruction.
These are (was) my rhubarb, small tree, and chrysanthemum!
See all the grass hoppers on this plant? They are loaded on everything!!
On a lighter note. Cameron and I went to help a friend with his haying equipment. It was a beautiful evening.
Thanks for stopping by.