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Singing Insects

Jul 14, 2008

Summer is about to sizzle. If you have an ounce of curiosity (or have handy a 2- to 5-year-old who’s in a constant state of magical wonder at all things life offers), you should consider adding the “Singing Insects of Missouri” to your CD collection. It comes with a colorful poster that identifies and explains 20 of the common summer insect sounds you’ll hear. The set is $8 plus shipping/handling and tax if you’re in Missouri. You can get it online at www.mdcnatureshop.com, or call toll-free 877-521-8632 to order it.

As summer progresses the insect calls will really be picking up. During the day there are some, but at night there will be even more. It’s worth stepping out into the dark to hear them. If you’re lucky enough to be near a grassy field or at the edge of woods you’ll see the fireflies, too. Then throw in an occasional screech owl and you’ve got a free multi-sensory show of light and sound.

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