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Songs of Insects Walk

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

To download the songs, visit

Cost: FREE

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,, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  • Marianne P.

    It was a great evening to be outside, even though it was a little early in the season for the crickets.

    August 4, 2014

  • Eric O.

    Is this disabled friendly? I'm having surgery Thursday and was just curious if I'd be able to make the walk on crutches?

    July 22, 2014

    • Justine S.

      Eric, Certainly the inside presentation is accessible. The walk will be probably not more than .5 mile around the grounds on uneven natural surfaces, and perhaps slight inclines, but no steep terrain. I hope that helps you make the best decision.

      July 24, 2014

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