It’s a lovely summer Sunday and we have an odd summer surprise for you. Thanks to the Kitties Blue Sunday Selfie we can show you exactly where he is (or she!) Do you see them yet?

Find the Grasshopper in the Garden

OK let’s move in a bit closer. Do you see our little buddy now?

Find the Grasshopper in the Garden

OK OK, we are teasing!

It is almost impossible to see the amazing little creature unless you are up close! Do you see her now? This is a green Grasshopper (Green Katydid). Caedicia simplex if you like your Latin. Sipping on the nectar from our feijoa tree flower.  

  • Feijoas may not be common outside New Zealand, have you ever tasted one? You might find them in shops selling exotic fruit.

Last year we very few red Feijoa blossoms. This year is different and we have a lot more so more fruit will grow. We are pleased our little friend has plenty of nectar to drink. 

Find the New Zealand Grasshopper in the Garden

Don’t forget to join us all, and the Kitties Blue for the weekly adventure around the pet blogosphere. There are some lovely people, splendid blogs and lovely images to enjoy.

Grasshopper has a Giveaway Reminder

OOOH and don’t forget today is your last day to enter our New Zealand Cat Book giveaway. Worldwide entries warmly welcomed, because we are an international blog. TOMORROW we launch our special giveaway sponsored by Erin the Cat Princess – an Aeris FIP movie TShirt!!

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Happy Sunday!

Marjorie and the
Dash Kitten Crew
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    The Island Cats

    December 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    What a fun selfie!


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    Jeanne Foguth

    December 3, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Cute grasshopper, but I was mainly fascinated by the Feijoa blossom – I’ve seen pineapple guava fruit, but never the flower – it’s beautiful.


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    December 3, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Love how he/she blends right in to the leaves.
    Have a wonderful weekend…

    Noodle and crew


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    December 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    The only time I met a katydid, she did not like me and kicked me in the nose!


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    Canadian Cats

    December 3, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    A grasshopper. We don’t see many of them up here during the summer. It wasn’t that warm last summer so I guess they vacationed somewhere else.

    Shoko and Kali


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    Erin the Cat, Princess

    December 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Oh wow, that picture is so cool, and so clear, and the guest has struck just the right pose too.
    Toodle pip and purrs


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    Charles Huss

    December 4, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Love the photo with both the flower and the grasshopper.


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    Brian Frum

    December 4, 2017 at 2:37 am

    THat is a super cool little bugger! Hooray is right!


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    The Florida Furkids

    December 4, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Cool selfie!

    The Florida Furkids


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    Roby Sweet

    December 4, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Great Katydid selfie!


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    December 4, 2017 at 5:26 am

    What a pretty Grasshopper,xx Speedy


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    Yael from Playing In Catnip

    December 4, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Love the katydid selfie. Are they noisy as well as nectar lovers?
    Yael from Playing In Catnip


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      Dash Kitten

      December 4, 2017 at 7:10 am

      Not an noisy as the cicadas we get here. These little wonders give more of a ‘chirrup’ than a ‘yell’!


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    Memories of Eric and Flynn

    December 4, 2017 at 8:35 am

    that’s a fun selfie, and a pretty flower.


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    Melissa & Mudpie

    December 4, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    So cute! Everything looks so bright and green in your corner of the world 🙂


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    Ellen Pilch

    December 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    First grasshopper selfie ever 🙂


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    Jean Dion

    December 4, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Katydids are some of my very favorite insects! We had one last year that spent the cocktail hour with us on the deck and I took so many photos! Lovely lady was very amenable, I must say. Hope yours sticks around! Mine was gone soon after.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie


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    December 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I would NEVER EVER have spotted that guy if you had not pointed him out!
    And I sure wish it were summer here. If this is a MILD winter, I’d hate to see a BAD winter!


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    December 5, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Nice selfie!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie


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    Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

    December 10, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Ahhh, such loveliness to admire while the snow is flying here…Brrr! No katydids let alone flowers outside here! MOL!


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