Animals, Crawlies with Cri, Science

Crawlies with Cri: Green bird grasshopper

It’s a bird. It’s a…grasshopper? Meet the green bird grasshopper (Schistocerca shoshone).We met the green’s cousin - the spotted bird grasshopper - back in 2019. At that time “our” spotted hopper was the only recorded bird grasshopper in Oregon. A lot has changed.We aren’t exactly suffering a “plague of locusts” by any definition, but there are now 23 sightings of spotted bird grasshoppers in our area (they . . .