Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday's Foto

Just as I do with birds, I've been trying to learn to identify cicadas by their songs. Lang Elliott and Wil Hershberger's excellent guide (with accompanying audio CD), "The Songs of Insects", has been a valuable tool. What I've learned about Brooklyn, so far, is that of the 6 expected species of cicadas the Swamp Cicada is the most prevalent summer sound.

Check out the Swamp Cicada's song:


For more information about cicada's check out Lang Elliott and Wil Hershberger's online guide.

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