Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Hiking in Southern Florida
Lee County, in which we reside, has 43 conservation lands, or preserves. We hiked through several of them this past week and this posting will feature some of our experiences in those parks.
I can expect to find colorful flowers and birds in the tropics, but how about grasshoppers? John found this colorful creature while we were hiking in Yellow Fever Creek. With some species, when they are this colorful, it is an indication that they can fire out a toxic substance when threatened. That is true of this eastern lubber grasshopper. The insect is a slow mover and can only jump short distances.