This canyon towhee had a mouthful of bugs, perhaps it had a nest nearby full of hungry youngsters.
A young katydid nymph looks over the edge of its home, a rose blossom beside our house. At this age it has no wings so it walks everywhere it goes.
An adult fork-tailed bush katydid nestles in a blossom of one of our rose bushes.
Clearly there are two bees. I’m glad we’ve been able to answer this age-old question, let’s move on.
A rose blossom provides both food and sanctuary for an adult katydid.
Calisthenics are an important part of a young nymph’s life if it wants to grow up to be an adult katydid.
This fork-tailed bush katydid nymph isn’t large compared to most of the wildlife I shoot, but compared to the aphid that’s walking underneath it, it’s gigantic.