Sunday, May 20, 2007

Cicada Watch - Getting Closer

Handsome, isn't he? They're still below ground, a good three to four inches, and with the recent chill the cicadas may not make their grand debut precisely on 22 May.

This one is clearly a male -- can you not see the tiny bottle of Axe body wash in the lower center? Besides, you'd never get a girl to sit still this close to the big dance....they're all off getting their hair and nails done.

In a hole about 12 inches in diameter, I found twenty to twenty-five of these lads, ready to go as soon as things heat up. The hormones are raging in these seventeen year old bugs, and it's not much longer before the cicadas are having it off like the sex-crazed beasts that they are.

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