A cicada on a tree trunk

Rob Kanter

September 04, 2014 - Environmental Almanac

Annual cicadas enliven dog days with love song

Even if the heat and humidity of recent weeks have limited your time outdoors, I bet you’ve been hearing a familiar insect song. It’s the mating call of dog day cicadas, loud enough to rise above the drone of air conditioners and so persistent and widespread that people who hear can hardly miss it.



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