Immature on goldenrod (Solidago)
Identified by Dr. Chelse Prather, Radford University.
Medium-sized grasshopper. This female is of the "blue form" of this species. Flushed from tall grass along riparian corridor (intermittent stream) in flat, shortgrass prairie habitat, complete with prairie dog town.
I presented to the North Texas Master Naturalist chapter last night on iNaturalist, so I went into work this morning a bit late... I stopped by this little food mart for some breakfast and of course, noticed some of the critters and plants outside. :)