Those Darn Locusts
It seems that Kansas City’s locust population is louder than in past years. I don’t recall the need to shout to be heard over the insect’s shrill white noise. The decibel level under mature maple trees is deafening. This shaky twelve-second video I shot in my yard last night fails to convey the locust’s unrelenting volume, but it should serve to give outsiders an audio snapshot of life on a muggy August evening in Kansas City.