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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: "John Crockett" naturalcontemplative
Date: Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:42 pm ((PDT))
It's still a little early in the season for much singing insect
behavior here in Vermont, but so far it sounds pretty typical (which
is to say not much - a few crickets is about all. Give it another
month and we should be in the thick of it). Fortunately we have had
tremendous bird activity this year, where last year we hardly heard a
bird all year. That was scary.


On Jul 18, 2014, at 1:33 PM, 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.
> ------------------------------------
> Posted by: Rob Danielson <>
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> "While a picture is worth a thousand words, a
> sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie
> Krause.
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