Three days ago whilst strolling on Rodborough Common we saw a Great Green Bush-Cricket nymph sitting on a thistle leaf. Apart from waving its antennae around it was very inactive. Our county recorder, John Widgery, confirmed that Rodborough Common is a well-known site for this species. I went back to the same thistle today and found the Bush-Cricket still there – but its adult wings had grown. If you are lucky enough to find an inactive nymph and have the opportunity it is probably worth monitoring it quite closely.