The color of the pokeweed berries and stems were a nice contrast to this grasshopper.
The spiny structures on his back leg look like they mean business.
This last shot was taken with the Canon 100mm macro lens. I couldn’t get the angle I wanted with the available footing and the grasshopper never moved, so it is nearly the same image as above.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
October 24, 2022
2 thoughts on “Grasshopper on Pokeweed”
Wonderful photos and I now know the name of those berries in the back.
Thanks, Sandra. There is quite a bit of pokeweed around here and the colors of the stems are quite attractive. However, those berries are a hazard to humans, causing all sorts of stomach distress if eaten.