Katydid chiriping

Katydid on the curtain rod
Last night we were sitting in bed reading when something started chirping. not like electrical chirping, but like cricket chirping. We both looked at each other puzzled – it was clearly in the room, but what could it be?

Oh yeah – the night before we’d found a katydid crammed between the window molding and the crown molding. Tonight he was actually perched on the curtain rod and putting his one leg to its best. Kind of weird, but the noise was a reminder of how creepy it would feel to have a katydid land on your face during the night. So I put him out the window. Oddly enough, my mom had done the same thing just a night or two before which I think is how he lost his leg. I expect him to return tonight.