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Old Yesterday, 03:56 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Did anyone else notice a huge amount of crickets this year? Tons of baby crickets, yet not so much chirping and not one got in the house? It was odd.
Nope, not a whole lotta crickets where I reside. I do get a few in the garage, but that really sums it up.
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Old Today, 05:40 AM
 
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It really was an exceptional year (butterfly wise) for us on Long Island. Fingers crossed next year will follow suit.
Got my fingers & toes all crossed!

By the way, I tend to perceived that the Spring, Summer, & Falls on LI are always too short while the Winters seem to be getting longer ~ almost like 6 true seasons instead of 4? As in something like Spring, Summer, Fall, Locking, Winter, Unlocking ...

& the following thoughtview on the butterflies is based more on a sortof 'karmic imagining' than on anything else ~ however I like to think all of my neighbor's nurturings (including providing the environments & the freeings) when he was a child have returned to thank him.
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Old Today, 05:45 AM
 
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Did anyone else notice a huge amount of crickets this year? Tons of baby crickets, yet not so much chirping and not one got in the house? It was odd.
As with the Cicadas, so with the Crickets, tend not to notice unless prevalent, & then it's their noises that make me notice ~ as LICenter noted ~ not so much here on LI.
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I am in Houston, and am landscaping a house I recently bought. The plants I am using include Butterfly Weed (Milkweed), specifically for the monarchs. Ever since I bought the plants, I have had monarchs, their caterpillars, and associated (harmless) bugs on these plants. I am trying to do my part, and enjoying it!

Also, I have been seeing lots of cicada carcasses around the house.
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