RD has only seen and read about katydids and how adept they are at camouflage in his science subject but has never seen one up close
True Katydids are relatives of grasshoppers and crickets. They grow over two inches long and are leaf-green in color.
RD has always been interested in insects, and was pleasantly surprised when he found one on the door of our terrace. He wasted no time in collecting and examining the insect.
After examining it and consulting a book (his favorite, too!) called “Simon & Schuster Children’s Guide to Insects and Spiders”, he found out it was a male katydid. RD played with it for awhile; letting it crawl on his arm, on my head, on his sister’s leg (and she cried, “Eek!”), and when his curiosity was satiated, he let it go.