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Friday, August 11, 2006

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.

3 Comments:

  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger emawkc said…

    Just to be clear and perfectly precise, the sound is made by cicadas, not locusts. But thanks for posting the audio sample, I just linked to it.

     
  • At 10:16 AM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Emaw's right- I got it all wrong. Check out Emaw's fun facts.

     
  • At 11:21 PM, Blogger moose & squirrel said…

    if i had a video camera i'd shoot footage of the cicada killers out in our front yard. awesome to watch them and truth be told makes mowing the lawn not much fun.

    m&s

     

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