Last year I was bemoaning the fact in this weblog that the katydids hadn’t commenced their yearly, nighttime, mating symphony which begins here at the very end of July or the 1st of August. I love the sound of them. They must have known because I began hearing them soon after writing about it. This year they are two weeks EARLY!
I first heard them the night of the 17th this month and I am outside every night for one reason or another; sometimes just wandering around the yard hoping I don’t run into a skunk! I couldn’t believe my ears. It must be (or I assume it to be) because of the tropical moisture and heat being pushed up north this summer.