Aberrant Beauty..nature's engineering..efficient, compact, functional and colorful..at times edible.

Aberrant Beauty..nature's engineering..efficient, compact, functional and colorful..at times edible.

Baby Hoppers | by: elriz: Green grasshoppers and brown locusts are close cousins, both in the grasshopper family. But while grasshoppers hop like mad and can be abundant and pesky, locusts can fly. More significant, locusts have the unusual ability to be total loners or to enter what scientists euphemistically call "a gregarious state" — this is the flying and swarming stage, the stuff of Biblical proportions.

Baby Hoppers | by: elriz: Green grasshoppers and brown locusts are close cousins, both in the grasshopper family. But while grasshoppers hop like mad and can be abundant and pesky, locusts can fly. More significant, locusts have the unusual ability to be total loners or to enter what scientists euphemistically call "a gregarious state" — this is the flying and swarming stage, the stuff of Biblical proportions.

Socotra blue baboon (m. balfouri) one of my all time favorites. Can't wait until my babies grow up.

Socotra blue baboon (m. balfouri) one of my all time favorites. Can't wait until my babies grow up.

I remember seeing hundreds of these little guys in the Spring when I was young :)

I remember seeing hundreds of these little guys in the Spring when I was young :)

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