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Field Exploration: Singing Insects

August 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us as we listen to the chorus of late summer evenings at our Blue Heron Preserve. The crickets and katydids are singing, but which ones are they – and where are they? Cleveland Institute of Music professor Dr. Lisa Rainsong will guide us to their concert stages and help us refine our listening skills. The fun really begins as we follow our ears in search of the individual choristers. Our discoveries will enable us to create a species list for this new preserve.

About Lisa Rainsong

Dr. Rainsong is a music theory faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) program coordinator. She lives concurrent lives as both a professional musician and as a naturalist who focuses on Earth’s first musicians and protecting their concert halls. Her DMA from CIM is in composition, and she also earned a Naturalist Certificate from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Lisa teaches bird song, insect song, and amphibian song classes and workshops across Ohio and makes her own field recording for these programs. In addition, she does field research on crickets and katydids, focusing on species lists for regional park districts and on documenting northward range expansion in a changing climate. Please check out Lisa’s online field guide and information on her work and presentations. She also has an educational blog, Listening in Nature.

Advanced registration is required.

All Land Conservancy events respect CDC guidelines and social distancing.

Event details:
Fee: $15/person
Location: Directions will be sent to registrants. Blue Heron Preserve is located in Burton, OH.
Limit: 30 people

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PLEASE NOTE: You may be photographed or recorded by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy during this event. Your image or words may be used in materials prepared by or for the Land Conservancy, including marketing related materials.

Organizer: Renee Boronka, rboronka@wrlandconservancy.org, 216-533-8761


August 18, 2021
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Renee Boronka