Sunsets over the St. Marys river at White Oak are so spectacular that even the insects stop what they are doing to watch. Our colleague @dawgfishj enjoyed this view with an unusual companion last night: an eastern lubber grasshopper (Romalea microptera). Eastern lubber grasshoppers are found throughout the southeastern United States and are known for their size and coloration. They are unable to fly and can only hop short distances. The name 'lubber' comes from old English word “lobre” which means lazy or clumsy. But at least this one was able to 'hop' to a railing to enjoy the end of the day.
We hope all of you are able to get out and enjoy a sunset this evening wherever you are. #sunset #stmarysriver #grasshoppersofinstagram