The Sounds Of Nature

This is what Cicadas sound like, as an airplane makes its approach to BWI, with one of my dogs panting in the background.

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8 Responses to The Sounds Of Nature

  1. NancyG says:

    I noticed this summer that we hardly had any cicadas. I know they run in cycles, but they usually peak here on Long Island in August but we were already getting colder nights mid to late July. Not sure if that had anything to do with it.

  2. Steve Case says:

    We have always had them in this neck of the woods. Along with the bull frog chorus, it’s fun to note when you hear the first one. This year I’m still waiting to hear the first cicada. Bull frogs it seems are a bit less temperature sensitive.

    • tom0mason says:

      Keep your ears open, as frog and toad are very sensitive to atmospheric pressure changes, and humidity changes. They tend to go from full chorus to suddenly all quiet as a front moves in. This I’ve found to be excellent weather forecasters in the very short term (10-30 minutes).

  3. Lance says:

    Never heard of them (being from Alberta), so I looked it up! Interesting….

  4. The ones I heard in the Nepal flatlands were really spooky, otherworldly in fact.

  5. Diogenes Shrugged says:

    I’ve lived around Denver most of my life, spent much of my time outdoors, and can’t recall ever finding a cicada molt here. The tiny map at the following website shows their range being back east. I still think what you’re hearing is frogs and crickets.
    http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/cicada/

  6. rah says:

    This year here where I live was also light on the cicadas. Also the “lightning bugs” were not even half of what they usually are in July. But when the temps got up there the tree frogs and toads were putting out their normal crescendo at night. Love hearing them.

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