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September 5, 2011 Leave a comment


No, not the sort that’s played at Lords, but the sort that, with its mates, makes such a racket at night that sometimes you think a chunk of Earth is about to break off and whizz into space, powered by all that vibrant energy.

I found this one clinging under the eaves, as it were, of one of the outdoor lanterns, and I know it’s a cricket rather than a grasshopper because of its very long antennae. I suspect it was having a well-earned rest from its vigorous nocturnal serenading.

Doubtless it will be adding its contribution to the chorus tonight.