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Songs of Insects Walk – Friday, August 10 –7:30 pm












Join naturalist Lloyd Tydings for a walk around Carrie Murray Nature Center.  We’ll be listening to insect songs and trying to catch a glimpse of the singers: katydids and crickets.

This walk will help you get ready to participate in Cricket Crawl 2012—an evening sound census of late summer insects on August 24.  As we walk we’ll be focusing on the eight target species of the Crawl. To preview and listen to those eight, and to learn about the Crawl itself, visit

Meet at the Carrie Murray Nature Center. Raindate: Saturday, August 11

Jumping Bush Cricket - Orocharis saltator

Photo Courtesy of:

Wil Hershberger

Nature Images and Sounds, LLC Hedgesville, WV The Songs of Insects


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great walk! I learned 6 calls! Last night I identified Lesser and Greater Anglewings, Fall Field Crickets, and Jumping Bush Crickets in my own backyard!

    August 13, 2012

  • Elaine M Y.

    Good audio tools to help us hear the sample and then listen for the cricket or katydid. It was neat hearing the insects call back to the audio! I am musically challenged, but made some progress in separating out the different night sounds and identifying at least one or two insect calls.

    August 12, 2012

  • Linda D.

    We heard the Common True Katydid, Fall Field Cricket, Lesser Anglewing, Japanese Burrowing Cricket, and the Jumping Bush Cricket--five of the eight species that we'll be listening for on the 8/24 Cricket Crawl 2012. The rain held off, and a rainbow shone through the clouds. A great night with a congenial group of people.

    August 12, 2012

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