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Cricket Crawl 2013 - Evening Sound Census of Singing Insects - Oella

If you’ve ever listened to crickets singing on a summer night, then you’re qualified to participate in Cricket Crawl 2013.

Cricket Crawl is an evening sound census of the late summer crickets and katydids, which will help scientists to document these often overlooked insects’ distribution.

One group will be meeting at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella that evening to listen, and you're welcome to join us.

Please register in advance with Justine Schaeffer, the naturalist there: [masked], or email her at [masked]

Suggested preparation:Learn the unique calls of the 8 target species by going to the Cricket Crawl website ( or attending a “Songs of Insects” walk on August 9 in Lutherville or 16 at Carrie Murray Nature Center.  More detals at:

For more information and


(Lesser Anglewing - Microcentrum retinerve) 

Photo courtesy of  Wil Hershberger Nature Images and Sounds, LLC

RAINDATE: August 24 - Check this website if it's rainy.

Enjoy the sounds of summer and make a difference!

Cricket Crawl 2012 is a collaborative partnership of the Natural History Society of Maryland, the Audubon Naturalist Society,, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Photographs courtesy of Wil Hershberger and Lang Elliott.



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  • heide g.

    great, nice quiet group with good ears, nice cooperation. took assignment seriously, enjoyed walk through the woods and finds of incidental creatures at foot.

    August 23, 2013

  • heide g.

    not sure about guests yet

    July 27, 2013

  • Linda D.

    I will be leading a Cricket Crawl Sound Census in Overlea that evening.

    July 25, 2013

  • Justine S.

    Heide--It'll be great to see you there!

    July 17, 2013

  • heide g.

    That 'sounds' like a great event and I'll be there and tell my friends about it to at least go outside that evening.

    July 17, 2013

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