Recently I’ve been thinking that grasshoppers are a lot less common than they were in my youth. This might be true. At the end of term when my class were hunting bugs in a burn 1. Some of the pupils got distracted hunting grasshoppers. The reported lots of singing from a field.

Today at Ardinning I caught this wee fellow. my wife could hear more singing. I heard nothing. It is a strange feeling listening and hearing nothing when others report sound.

1. Nice poem here. The Biggies (my class are very keen bug hunters)