Jiminy Crickets!

Short winged Green Grasshopper in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer https://agardenforall.com

Short winged Green Grasshopper (photo by: Kathy Diemer)

Nothing speaks the end of summer more significantly than the familiar chirping and high pitched songs of our local crickets and grasshoppers.  We may tune it out sometimes, but if we listen during our drive to work, as we stroll about during the day, or even at nightfall while walking the dog, we will hear these beautiful songs of nature.  It’s a medley of sounds blended together, an ebb and flow, creating a soothing melody reminiscent of the background music in a fancy restaurant.  But what exactly is making up this unique chorus?  And how or why do they produce these sounds?  [Read more…]

A Garden for All