Where are they? It's mid-July and I have heard only one cicada - just one - on July 10th. By now they should have been "singing" for more than a week in western Pennsylvania, but they're noticeably absent.
The crickets are silent too. What's going on?
Is this an unusually "bug-less" year or is this absence only happening in my neighborhood?
Let me know if you've noticed it too.
(photo of cicada on swamp thistle by Chuck Tague)