Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Early Calling Katydids

Each year in the first few days of August, southeastern Connecticut can expect to hear the first katydids of the year calling, a sign of summer being well on its way and a symphony for those who enjoy the sounds of nature.

Interestingly, last night I hear katydids calling in three or four locations about four miles north of Long Island Sound. This is about 11 or 12 days earlier than I have heard them. Amazing! I suspect that the timing of our "heat wave" has something to do with it.

Have any of your noticed this early calling? What dates in the past and this year have you noticed the start of their nightly chorus? Another indicator or global warming?


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