Grasshoppers, and this one's a younger version of a Melanoplus bicittatus, or two striped grasshopper, live in moist meadowy areas: meadows, prairies, crop fields, road sides, vacant lots, ditches, streams, and vegetable gardens, etc. What's remarkable about this species is their destructive bent.  They are referred to as a pest species. Grasshoppers, like the Melanopulus bicittatus, contributed to crop blights in the late 1920s and 30s which resulted in massive crop damage. Find out more about the submission process for the 2016 Digging to the Roots Poetry Anthology Calendar, see  images, and read the guidelines at Writers Rising Up's Events and Contests Link.