Tree Cricket – 9/26/12

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/26/12

Observation Time: 1:35 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road (bridge near soccer fields)

Common Name: Tree Cricket

Scientific Name: Oecanthus spp.

Comments: The tree cricket is also known as poor man’s thermometer. It is because if you count the number of chirps in 15 seconds and add 37 you get the temperature close to the Fahrenheit temperature outdoors.

More Information: Wikipedia

Tree Cricket