Chorthippus parallelus, the meadow grasshopper, is a common species of grasshopper found in non-arid grasslands throughout the well vegetated areas of Europe. Females grow to approximately 2 cm and are larger and less active than males that grow to approximately 1.5 cm. Both sexes are flightless. In females the wing cases (covering vestigial wings) extend only a short way down the abdomen while males have longer wing cases extending to almost the tip of the abdomen
Eagle owl (Bubo bubo) perched on rock in grassland in summer, ear tufts raised. These owls occupy a variety of habitats from deserts and rocky grassland to northern boreal forests. They can rotate their heads by over 180 degrees in both directions to give an all around view.