Although they both have slanted faces, male and female admirable grasshoppers look quite different: The females are large and marked with bright green and tan, and the males are smaller and wear brown, black and tan hues.
Insects are fascinating and abundant. People can learn more about these interesting creatures at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Insect-O-Rama program Aug. 14 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.