This poem is taken from Stand 223, 17(3) September - November 2019.

Kate Wakeling Poem
Grasshopper as Partially Phantasmal Creature

Over a quarter of European grasshopper, cricket and bush cricket species are being driven to extinction by unsustainable agricultural practices and the growing frequency of wildfires — International Union for Conservation of Nature, February 2017

Grasshopper performs a theatrical ‘wing flash’ to startle predators.

Grasshopper may be called Usambara Splendid Grasshopper or Usambara Slant-Faced Grasshopper.

Grasshopper may be called Crimson-Browed Fury Grasshopper or Exhausted with the Sallow Futility of the Scrimmage Grasshopper.
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