We had a particularly rich insect chorus in our backyard last night. Among the voices – sounding almost like an insect version of an American Toad – was a Narrow-winged Tree Cricket (Oecanthus niveus). Its 2 to 10 second trill is separated by several seconds of silence.

Location: Maple Crescent, Peterborough
Observer: Drew Monkman

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.