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Paxton Gate: DIY Grasshopper (Titanacris Albipes) Pinning Workshop
September 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Date: Sunday, September 22nd
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Conference Room – 766 Valencia Street
Grasshoppers can do extreme damage to farm crops, but without these insects our environment would be a completely different place. They play an important part of balancing the ecosystem by breaking down plants and fertilizing soil are just a few of their benefits. This beautiful female bold violet purple grasshopper uses its bright colored hind wings to defend itself. The sudden display of purple color hidden beneath its green front wings startles it’s predators and gives him a chance to escape. This colorful grasshopper is only found in the tropical lowlands of French Guyana in Northern South America.