23 Jan 2024

Why is the 'summer chorus' missing, bug man Ruud Kleinpaste helps solve the mystery

From Afternoons, 1:25 pm on 23 January 2024

One of our listeners, a chap named Andrew, text in yesterday because they noticed a familiar sound missing from the usual summer chorus of cicadas and crickets.

We asked around the office, and realised that a lot of us had noticed a distinct lack in the noisy critters during the daytime, and also crickets at night.

So, where have all the cicadas and crickets gone?

The bug man, Ruud Kleinpaste is with us to help solve the mystery!

Cicada beside Sandy Werner's bird bath

Cicada beside Sandy Werner's bird bath Photo: Sandy Werner