Are these the same insect?

Asked November 9, 2020, 10:25 PM EST

I saw on an MSU site that the insect NOT in the grass is rarely seen. (The pic with the pink zinnia in the background, I snagged from the article, off of the computer ) So when I saw the insect in the grass live and in person, I took a photo wondering if I had just witnessed a rare thing, making me feel like a true gardener. lol. Maybe I just found a normal Grasshopper?

Calhoun County Michigan

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