Pennyrile Forest,

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs offers wilderness hikes of varying lengths the first of every month as part of a national initiative to help people get out and get active. Naturalist and Recreation Supervisor Rebecca Clark leads the hikes and speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the upcoming hikes this summer.

Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz is just about to close an exhibit of nature photography by Marty Colburn, titled Nature Stories. The final day to see the exhibit is tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a closing reception for Colburn in the evening. Kate Lochte speaks with the Museum's Executive Director Rebecca Rittenhouse on Sounds Good to learn more about the show.

Louder than a chainsaw, the cicada produces a noise reaching 120 decibels, making it the loudest known insect. The cacophony produced by the annual swarm of these insects is well known for being the sound of late summer. Timothy Judd, professor and entomologist of Southeast Missouri State University, explains how this small bug makes such an uproar.

“Insects have a cuticle which is what the hard part is. And this is another special part inside that they scrape, that scraping sound you’re hearing.