Gasp!! The katydids did not commence their tribal-like, riveting and intruiging sound this year! I am freaked! I always look forward to listening to them every summer. They begin at the very end of July or the first day of August in the evening and I have not heard them where I live. This is really quite disturbing to me.
What has caused this disappearance? I must find out. It’s bad enough that the dawn chorus of birds has dwindled as much as it has over the years but now the katydids are silent for the first time that I can remember in the last 20+ years.