Katydid Or Katydidn’t

Not sure whether she flew away or blew away, but after this snap was taken by Susan, I set the katydid on a callalily leaf in hopes it would live to see another day. A short while later I came out to check and the critter seemed pretty spent, but then a bit later I checked again and she was gone.

Before Susan took that picture I had spied the insect on the ground by the house with a rear leg snagged in an abandoned spider web, and I freed it, then spent some time trying to get the remnants of the still-sticky threads from her foot.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."