It’s a short train journey from vigliano-candelo to biella but i guess it felt like a long one for this grasshopper which clung on for dear life to the outside of the train window…
Actually it’s not really clinging on that much, in the end my new green friend is so damn casual it even takes the time to nibble on its own insecty feet…When i filmed it, it made me think of the dodgy special effect from some japanese si-fi monster movie from the ’50’s…giant and flying through the countryside…terrorising the locals…!
Up on Blackford hill for a walk, recovering from chicken pox, have to walk where there are not many people as am a afraid a crowd might gather and poke me with a stick…i look positively medieval…Anyway i found this INCREDIBLE creature…you can just see the royal observatory in the distance.
Ultra hairy all in the aid of catching pollen, they have an annual life cycle and usually die off in the autumn, so i guess this one was a little out of his time.
Similar posts from this blog in Edinburgh here and here and in India here.