One way to see insects is to walk through vegetation poking just above a flood. There are spiders and bugs and grasshoppers and walking sticks everywhere, clinging to the highest point they can find, which is usually a little piece of grass or flower just above the water.

Take this katydid or “bush cricket”, for example.  I have not seen many of these around here, but in the floodwaters, I found this one, perched just above the floodwater, trying to stay dry.

Katydid on clasping coneflower at Buckeye Trail after Trinity River flood, William Blair Park, Great Trinity Forest, Dallas, Texas, USA

Katydid on clasping coneflower at Buckeye Trail after Trinity River flood, William Blair Park, Great Trinity Forest, Dallas, Texas, USA. Canon 1Dx. 35mm. ISO 800. f/8 @ 1/80 second. EV +1.