The Cicada (Cigale) of Provence
Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:
The Sun Makes Them Sing
When the warm days of summer arrive in Provence, the air is filled with the song of the cicadas, or cigales in French. They’re the loudest insects on the planet and their “song” has been measured at up to 120 decibels, which is comparable to a motorcycle.
…Continue reading here to learn more about this natural symphony in the hottest days of summer in Provence. Margo also shares the fable of how theses critters were sent to the region to reduce the length of afternoon siestas.
Via:: The Curious Rambler