Grasshoppers, crickets and katydids are the opera stars of the insect world. The sounds they make are not vocalizations but are the product of the wings rubbing together or the legs rubbing against the wings. Almost every step I took on this day had grasshoppers leaping out of my way.
Thank-you to Ken Sproule for assistance in insect identification.
Warden Woods includes a trail which follows the Taylor Massey Creek southwest from Warden Station.
Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks. – John Todhunter (1839–1916)