Took a walk with Christal Whelan down the Brook Trail to the Observation Pool. We saw a DOE and FAWN (still spotted) in the Moultroups’ back pasture. They stood still, then bolted, then looked at us, then bolted again. We listened to the meadow insects and heard a pulsing chirp from the grass, a sustained high-pitched buzz (from the trees?), what Christal called “itching put to music” in the grass, and chirring in the grass. One insect we looked at had short wings, long antennae, a yellow stripe, and what looked like black padding on its sides. It made its sound by vibrating its short wings. It had two “horns” coming out of its rear end.

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