Sea-side and Way-side, Issue 3

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D.C. Heath & Company, 1889 - Natural history

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Page 101 - But again he spread out the wide wings, and was gone ! My Old Man of the Meadow had then this splendid dress-coat under his sober overcoat ! Seated at rest, he looked plain and quiet, — a creature of the earth. Lifted into the air, he was nearly as fine as a butterfly. Do you not wish to know something more of this Old Man of the Meadow, the grasshopper ? The name of this insect at once tells you something about him. He lives much" in the grass, and his chief motion is in hops, or long jumps. He...

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