As we enjoy this winter, I’m reminded that Spring will be here before we know it.  Maybe not before we want it, but before we know it.  One sign of Spring is the sound of crickets.  Here are a few fun cricket facts.  There are over 900 species of crickets and each one has it’s own unique chirp.  They chirp louder when it’s hot outside.  In fact, you can apparently figure out the temperature outside by listening to cricket chirps.  Count the number of chirps in one minute, divide that number by 4 and add 40.  The result is the temperature.  The sound they make is a result of them rubbing their little wings together.  Crickets are nocturnal, resting during the day and doing cricket stuff, like looking for food, at night.  In some cultures crickets are a delicacy and a sign of good luck.  Probably not both at the same time. Crickets don’t have lungs and their ears are on their legs.  Come on Spring so I can see if that cricket chirp formula really works.   Listen to the podcast here;    

Fun Fact January 28, 2022.