You know, that montage of peeping and chirping you hear at night in the summertime. You can get an idea of what I’m talking about by checking this out. I love that soothing symphony and I fall asleep to it every night. I’m going to be sad when they go away. But they will be back next year… and I have YouTube for when they leave. 😉
Did you know that what we’re hearing at night are crickets and katydids? What’s a katydid and why are they called that? Good question. Lucky for you I have the answer! Oh, by the way, if you think you are hearing cicadas, you aren’t… their call is heard during the day and they are LOUD. (Did you listen to a bit of that vid? Damn.)
Anyway let’s see who is making that wonderous symphony at night… Yes, I know not all of you out there like the noise… my friend Marion will close her windows lol.
Crickets are one part of my symphony and you can hear them here.
If you want to know more about the cricket you can check out a post I wrote recently here. So now, the moment all of us who did not know what a katydid was or why they were called that is here…
Katydids are the other part of my night-time symphony and you can hear them here.
They got their name because they make a call like, “Katy did”; “she didn’t”; “she did”; “she didn’t”, especially if you have two or more going back and forth. Go ahead, go back to the vid, I did after I learned that. lol Did you know that they are also known as Leaf Bugs?
So, Katydids and crickets are what make up my night sounds… I am sure there are other insects, birds and animals who have their parts as well. All I know is I Love it and will make sure I can hear it as long as they are there!
My chorus can be heard as late as October. But come the first hard frost, my summer symphony disappears.
Until next time… Blessed Be… Saila
Oh… I found a really good site with more in-depth info on Crickets, Katydids, Cicadas and Grasshoppers and you can check it out if you want to here.