Treebeard tells me that this very young grasshopper that we saw while walking in the yard this afternoon is a Mischievous Bird Grasshopper, Schistocerca damnifica.
I'll go with that.
Critters have been very active the past couple of days. Bald eagles have flown over the house, a mink was scurrying along the weeds in the yard, spring peepers are singing their little throat sacs out over in the swamp across the road, bluebirds are checking out the boxes Treebeard put up...I hate to tell 'em that the cold weather isn't done with us yet. Despite a few days in the 70s F, the forecasters are calling for seasonable temperatures for the weekend. Of course they are, I'm off this weekend ;)