Published on August 9, 2012 | by Sandy Ward2
Camping with Katydids
…learn their songs – and view the Perseid meteor shower – at overnight program
Bring your tent and sleeping bag, and spend the night under the shooting stars while listening to the music of the insect orchestra!
The Katydid Kamp-Out is being held on Saturday, August 11 from 6:30 p.m. through Sunday, August 12, 9:30 a.m. at Chickagami Park, 17858 Tavern Road (Rt. 168), Parkman Township.
Arrive at 6:30 p.m. and pitch your tent in time to gather for the 7:30 p.m. singing insect search with cricket and katydid specialist Lisa Rainsong. Afterwards, enjoy a campfire, snacks, and Perseid meteor shower viewing from 10 p.m. till midnight.
This is a family program where the kid in all of us can go out with flashlights and jars to seek and find the well-camouflaged insect musicians,” said Naturalist Linda Gilbert. “After the evening activities, the insect music will soothe us to sleep until we are awakened by the dawn chorus (of birdsong)!”
Registration is required online or 440-286-9516. A fee of $5 includes a continental breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Tents only, please. Grounds are partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.