Did You Know? Grasshoppers

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Remember that insect with the cute green legs and wings hopping up and down in the summer grass? Well, those green legs might be coming your way if you live in a drought infected land. More fascinating grasshopper facts –

  • Grasshoppers like to live in semiarid regions, grasslands, and tropical forests
  • Grasshopper lifespan is one year
  • The three stages in a grasshopper life are egg, nymph, and adult
  • There are over 11,000 species of grasshoppers
  • Droughts and grasshoppers go together
  • Grasshoppers like to eat tender plants and move on to grown plants
  • To slow the grasshoppers down the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture began spraying to protect farm crops
  • Environmentalists and organic farmers do not want their crops sprayed
  • Some outdoorsmen eat chocolate covered grasshoppers

Homeschoolers: Sketch/color an illustration. Write about outdoor insects. Theme: nature. Listen to the audiobook story Frog Prince for exciting outdoor adventures.

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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