Cicada Sound Observation Protocol

Make a Cicada Observation

Data collection begins Monday, May 20th, 2024.

Optional: The dynamics of cicada sounds may vary over time. Feel free to submit multiple observations from a single location!

Adult Cicada

Cicada exuviae on Tree

Getting Started Guide

How to use your phone to measure sound intensity:

2. Create an observation in the Arduino SJ app 

Open the app and start a new experiment

Select the pencil to name your observation

Select the sensors button  

Chose the sound intensity sensor

3. Create a recording of sound intensity at your location

Select the record button to start your observation

Record sound intensity 

Get the average sound intensity