Cicada detectors deployed in the New Forest

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Posted by Alex, 06 June 2016

We have now deployed over 50 acoustic cicada detectors in the New Forest so far and are now waiting for some warm sunny days. The detectors wake up every five seconds during the middle of the day and listen for the song of the cicada. If they detect something that sounds promising they’ll make a 30 second recording. We check on the detectors every couple of weeks and will be moving them around to cover promising areas - sunny south-facing clearings where the cicada can sit in a tree sunning itself throughout the hottest part of the day.


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