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Old 07-14-2011, 02:29 PM
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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Originally Posted by lialleycat View Post
For the most part, Cicada killers don't go after people. I've known people who have handled them without getting stung (I worked for an environmental research org). I think they are pretty cool. The flying at you thing is to scare you off so you don't eat them. Remember, every insect is something tasty to something larger than it so they are more scared of you than you are of them.

Yessss...totally agree! I think they are cool as well!
Lucky you having worked for an enviro research org!!
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:22 PM
Location: Suffolk County New York
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Originally Posted by corky101 View Post
I'm in Centereach and noticed that the nights are unuaually quiet for summer. Anyone else notice this?
I also noticed that there aren't as many fire flies - but from another thread, I see that they are in abundance elsewhere on the island; I guess they moved away (?).
I'm also in Centereach...south of 25 behind L I Panel..plenty of fire flies....haven't noticed the cricket thing...I guess the kids are too noisy..
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:30 PM
Location: NC, USA
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Where are all the crickets?

I have a very specific type of hearing loss resultant upon proximity to a lot of gunfire and explosions, I hear crickets all the time, there is something just a bit strange when looking out over a large pasture after about 9 inches of snow, and I hear all the crickets.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:43 PM
Location: Town of Huntington, NY
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Crickets/cicadas are here! Last night, when I got out of my car, I couldn't believe the noise! Sounded like there were thousands in my oak trees
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:50 AM
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For the last 6 years, I've had lots in my Farmingdale basement apt. Probably about 1 or 2 per day and they are very hard to catch. Usually between May and September. But this year, I've seen none so far. WTF?
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