Well, thanks y'all. I've heard of katydids but had no idea what they looked like. This sucker is huge! And he was up too high for me to get a good picture. Fortunately I had a guest who is taller and I handed my phone to her to get more of a close up. Have to admit that I was very surprised that he hadn't moved for 3 hours that I'm aware of.
Yardenman - when you say that they are easy to grab and remove - is there a particular time of day that they hang out? Or do they get the munchies at night? Do they have a preferred diet aside from my plants?
Usually have a lot of birds at my feeders but haven't seen them for a few weeks. Am assuming that they've been eating berries or someone else has better food. If the birds are around, would they eat katydids? Most of the birds that hang around are cardinals, jays, red breasted woodpeckers, jays, finches, jays, mourning doves, jays, robins, little house sparrows, jays, an occasional starling, and the ever present crows and grackles. And did I mention blue jays?