BATH­ROOM VIS­I­TOR

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month October -

Think of grasshop­pers and crick­ets, and an im­age of grassy mead­ows will doubt­less come to mind. The Oak Bush-cricket brushes off such prej­u­dice. It is just one of two ‘or­thopter­ans’ to be ar­bo­real, liv­ing – as I’m sure you can now guess – in oak trees. How­ever, its noc­tur­nal habits mean you are un­likely to spot one even if you fer­ret around a veteran oak. Bet­ter to wait for one to be at­tracted to the lights of your house. Why not leave the bath­room win­dow ajar this month, and see whether one climbs leg­gily in­side.

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