Too hot to chirp: French heatwave silences cicadas of Provence

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 05:00:06 GMT 11

Too hot to chirp: French heatwave silences cicadas of Provence


Insect’s mating call is a familiar sound of summer in region but experts say climate may force a relocation

The noise of church bells, ducks, geese, cockerels and even frogs has been the source of many a complaint – and even legal action – from visitors and newly arrived city dwellers in the French countryside.

Few will forget Maurice the crowing cockerel, who landed his owner in court in a case that ruffled feathers across France and symbolised the town and country divide.

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