This morning (7/13) in the Main Street Cafe, Beth and I were visiting with Todd Heitkamp about the weather and I mentioned how crickets can tell you the temp.

My comment was quickly followed by laughter from both Beth and Todd. Fortunately, listener Donna Haber came to my rescue producing evidence in my favor.

She sent me her article from the most recent Minnehaha County Master Gardeners newsletter.

In the article, Donna writes how to calculate what the temperature is in Fahrenheit by counting the number of cricket chirps in 15 seconds and then adding the number 40.

Thanks Donna. And to Beth and Todd - who's laughing now?

Donna Haber (used with permission)

Source: Minnehaha County Master Gardeners


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