Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Requiem for Pink Katydid

It was grievous to learn of Pinky's untimely death, however, that is what nature is all about: life, death and nutrients recycled. Being an insect is a tough way to make a living at the bottom of the food chain.

Somewhere out there is another pink katydid, and while it is nowhere near as famous as "Pinky," it is just as interesting and worthy of scientific attention. She was an ambassador for the insect world and it was a thrill to share her with so many.

Sunday July 26th, Cedar Bog:
Pinky and her entourage during better times.