Grasshopper Mating Calls

20/07/2020

 

The fields near my parents house in Sligo are full of Grasshoppers chirping. I’ve made a few recordings of them over the last week but this one definitely came out the clearest. I used a pair of mikroUši, tiny electret microphones that I could lay down in the grass. The Grasshoppers produce the sound by rasping the pegs on their hind legs against the veins running along their wing cases. The photograph is of a Grasshopper in my Dad’s hand.

#5 - Grasshopper Mating Calls

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