During hot summer days when birds are scarce, a little exploration on Chico will reveal many grasshopper species. This one inch guy was in the grasslands in the sand and its is appropriately named Four-spotted Grasshopper. This one is the only one I have ever seen. Females are black-and-white. Some grasshoppers are a challenge to photograph but if it was easy it wouldn’t be as much fun. I will lead a grasshopper field trip with Mile High Bug Club scheduled to begin at 0830 starting at HQ on 6 August. We might find as many as 30 species including some very colorful ones. Fee.