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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Scientists Count New York's Cricket Population

Read/listen to the full story at NPR.

Scientists are asking New Yorkers' help to track the city's population of the common true katydid. New Yorkers have been asked to use their cell phones to record the insects' calls for 1 minute, and send their results and locations to scientists. Louis Sorkin, an entomologist with the American Museum of Natural History and co-organizer of NYC Cricket Crawl, says the project is an attempt to find out if katydids still live in New York.