They are coming.
After 17 years in hibernation they are letting loose.
The is the “Year of the Cicada.”
Millions of these noisy, chirping, disgusting little beasts will emerge, breed and die leaving piles of little dead bodies everywhere.
Living in the south, we get some every year, and yes, they are very annoying.
These will be the offspring of the 1996 parents. It is believed they should begin arriving in early May. I can’t wait.
“They are really pretty. They have wonderful red eyes. They are giant little flying machines. We learn so many interesting things from insects.”
( Is this guy really speaking about a cicada?)
Somehow I can’t excited about this 17 year onslaught.
Cicadas are not harmful, cannot bite and actually add nutrients to the ground. I am glad they are good for something.
As we prepare for this unwelcome reunion, anyone living in the “line of fire” might plan that outdoor wedding or vacation, indoors.
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