Crickets

mwoodsJuly 24, 2005

I live in Upper Bucks county and still have yet to hear a cricket. This seems very odd to me. There are lots of frog noises and those buzzy insects at night but not a single cricket so far and I miss them. Anyone else experiencing this?

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caliloo(z6/7)

I think all your crickets moved to my house. My DH and I were sitting outside a few nights ago and the crickets were so loud they were annoying! LOL!

Alexa

    Bookmark   July 24, 2005 at 10:38AM
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stimpy926

I don't think they normally get started til 'late summer' , don't they? Mid August, I remember. (The regular cicadas just got started around here about a week ago -)

    Bookmark   July 25, 2005 at 4:03PM
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naturenut_pa(z6 PA)

living in upper bucks also, and i think that the crickets have just emerged within the past few days. as of last week, it was wonderfully quiet at night. tonight is somewhat loud, and i'm sure that within a week it will be the same as every summer, when it's nearly impossible to have a conversation outside.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2005 at 9:25PM
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peggy1155(z6 PA)

I'm in lower Bucks - lots of crickets here! :)

    Bookmark   August 2, 2005 at 4:55AM
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jenny_in_se_pa(USDA7 Sunset 32)

I noticed over the weekend that the katydids are out now. Loud things! :-o

    Bookmark   August 2, 2005 at 8:35AM
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amy_z6_swpa

We have a few crickets, not as loud as usual, but we have lots of loud katydids which I also love.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2005 at 9:16AM
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mwoods

The katydids have been almost deafening at night. Last night after bringing in the dog,I heard one little chirp chirp of a cricket. It was out on the front porch somewhere,so I guess they are just now gearing up.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2005 at 2:20PM
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emiceekayeewhy

The sound of the crickets is one of my favorite sounds. I've been hearing them for at least a week, here in Lower Merion. They always make me sad in a way because I know summer is half way over when the crickets start.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2005 at 9:15PM
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naturenut_pa(z6 PA)

oh, they're definitely out now. during these hot and humid days with the AC on, i can still hear them.

emiceekayeewhy, i know exactly what you mean. i've always associated the cicadas with the same thing. however, considering the summer we've had, i'm not as sad this year (but that's going to be another post)

    Bookmark   August 2, 2005 at 9:57PM
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lynn_d(Z5 PA)

I was listening to the sounds last night, and it is a bit sad to know we are on the way to fall already. I don't see the crickets anymore, I guess the frogs are taking care of them.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2005 at 1:08PM
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skippy05(z7 PA)

I heard them last night, a whole group of them........
(in Philly)

    Bookmark   August 10, 2005 at 1:46PM
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RodeoSquirrel(zone 6 SePA)

thank you for this post. ive been going crazy trying to figure out what is making that sound at night, its the katydid's lol
now theres a shrill type noise that i hear at night..i wonder what that can be?
im in lower berks county and the crickets have been around for the past month. of course i may have helped, adding crickets i bought for my baby frogs :)

    Bookmark   August 10, 2005 at 2:15PM
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