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Anyone seen/ heard any grasshoppers this year?

B3B3 Posts: 24,482
None here so far.
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited August 2021
    I had a single one last week in the garden. I was delighted.
  • borgadrborgadr Posts: 574
    Quite a few in the garden lately.  
  • CebeCebe Posts: 46
    Plenty here in north Essex (& crickets)
  • One in my garden, I haven't seen one here for years.
  • GearóidGearóid Posts: 198
    Yes, I've had colonies living in my garden for years. I love having them here. 

    They eat the leaves of a few old rose bushes I dislike which I keep meaning to dig out, but I haven't noticed any damage elsewhere. 
  • Yes many here in our orchard where we have kept an area of long grass and even more when we went on a walk on a limestone escarpment. As you walked they were hopping all over the place. No chance at counting them.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,357
    Loads here, or so my daughter says. I can't hear them at all!
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,074
    What a coincidence. One landed on me this morning! First one I’ve seen this year.
  • In the 21 years we've lived here we hadn't seen any in our garden but this year we've had quite a few. 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    I remember my old dad losing the ability to hear crickets, swifts in the sky and the rain on  the roof. It was a series of heart breaking loses over the years.
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