Join USGS entomologist Sam Droege for a Songs of Insects walk at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum. We’ll listen to insect songs and try to catch a glimpse of the singers: katydids and crickets.
Sam will give a short inside presentation, then he'll lead a walk around the Park.
This walk will help you get ready to participate in Cricket Crawl 2014—an evening sound census of late summer insects on Friday, August 22.
Tonight we’ll focus on the eight target species of the Crawl. To preview and listen to those eight, and to learn about the Crawl itself, visit www.Discoverlife.org/cricket/DC.
To download the songs, visit https://soundcloud.com/cricketcrawl2013.
All ages are welcome!
Fork-tailed Katydid - Scudderia furcata photo courtesy of Wil Hershberger
Cricket Crawl 2014 is a collaborative partnership of the Natural History Society of Maryland, the Audubon Naturalist Society, DiscoverLife.org, and the U.S. Geological Survey.