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What This Katydid Did...

Who goes there? That would be a katydid peeking out between yellow rose petals. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not a question of whether katydid did or didn't. She did. In answer to what-are-we-going-to-see-next-in-insect-sightings-today-in-our-weird-climate-changing patterns, a katydid  appeared on our yellow rose bush on Nov. 21 in Vacaville,...

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:33 PM

Katy Did, Katy Didn't!

A camouflaged katydid, its body resembling a leaf, feeds on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I've always rather liked katydids. Anyone who is called "Kate" or "Katy" in their childhood usually winds up with "Katydid" as a nickname. And they repeatedly hear "Katy did. Katy didn't" (the sound the insect makes). So when a katydid...

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 9:08 PM

Hop to It!

A katydid, or

What's that hopping on our patio? At first we thought it was a grasshopper. Not! It was a katydid, sometimes called a "long-horned grasshopper," from the family Tettigoniidae (as identified by Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of...

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Katydid, Katy Didn't

Katydid on salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

My late father, who called me "Katydid," loved poetry.Decades after he passed, a cousin gave me a set of his books from his childhood home. One was "The Early Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes," published in 1899 by T. Y. Crowell and Company.In it is a...

Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Never Promised Her a Rose Garden


Up close, the katydid looks as ferocious as a scary Halloween trick-or-treater.Its stance is firm. Its eyes glow menacingly. Its attitude: "Don't mess with me."We spotted this katydid on a rose in a UC Davis rose garden. It towered over the honey bees,...

Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12:22 PM
Tags: katydid (6), rose garden (1), Tettigonlidae (1), UC Davis (1)

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