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Subject: lack of insect singing in upper midwest of US
From: "Rob Danielson" danielson_audio
Date: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:33 am ((PDT))

Have others in the upper midwest US noticed almost no insect singing this s=
We had a very cold winter, a very slow fade-in spring and as yet no stretch=
es of really warm days/nights.
Could populations just be really low? I've seen only a few small crickets a=
nd small grasshoppers.

Its very eerie to have the windows open at night in mid July and hear nothi=
ng except a single cricket chirp for 2-4 seconds and maybe again in 15 minu=

Rob D.

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