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Re: lack of insect singing in upper midwest of US

Subject: Re: lack of insect singing in upper midwest of US
From: "vickipowys" vpowys
Date: Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:16 pm ((PDT))

I find insect population numbers very variable according to weather,
in a landscape where insecticides are not a big issue.

In drought years I may hear only one or two crickets at night.  But
hot and rainy conditions bring on loud choruses from a multitude.


On 19/07/2014, at 3:33 AM, Rob Danielson 
[naturerecordists] wrote:

> Hi-
> Have others in the upper midwest US noticed almost no insect singing
> this summer?
> We had a very cold winter, a very slow fade-in spring and as yet no
> stretches of really warm days/nights.
> Could populations just be really low? I've seen only a few small
> crickets and small grasshoppers.
> Its very eerie to have the windows open at night in mid July and
> hear nothing except a single cricket chirp for 2-4 seconds and maybe
> again in 15 minutes,..
> Thanks
> Rob D.

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