Now Cicadas is the hottest topic in the world, everyone talk about this. Just look for the video:
After a 13-year nap, cicadas are waking up in the South, and with them comes an ear-splitting mating call that will soon fill the air across the southern U.S. The 13-year cicadas of what is known as Brood XIX (the 19th brood) have been living underground since 1998. That was the last time they held … .
Swarms of cicadas are returning to Southern US states after a hibernation of 13 years, the current swarm is known as Brood XIX or the Great Southern Brood and was last seen in 1998. Below is some of the latest video from Youtube of the current swarm of cicadas. .
Do you have Cicadas where you live? I don’t remember them in Ohio. We had Locust, but I don’t remember Cicadas? Here is a link to learn more if you so desire ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada ). I first encountered the cicada my first or second year teaching in TN. This version of the bug comes out every 13 yrs. There are annual ones…and I read there was a 17 yr one as well(but I’ll have to wait a few more years to see if that is true). So they come out of the ground after 13 yrs..and transform into this otherworldly looking creature. They leave their “shells” behind…and the kids love to pick them up and play with them. I decided to do a lesson on cicadas with my Kindergarten students to get them prepared. I had a powerpoint, MP3 of their mating song(which is very loud and very annoying after awhile!!!), and some of the “shells”. The kids LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gross is good at this age I guess! ha ha We then created collage cicada! I hung them up in the hall and created a stir!!! The whole school is now cicada crazy and kids keep bringing me the little buggers!! .
Vanderbilt commencement speakers may have some unusual competition this year: Nashville?s largest brood of cicadas are predicted to emerge in May and hang around for about five or six weeks..
(Pictures for this post were taken on my iPhone) Now I’m starting to really get freaked out. It has started. The invasion of the Cicadas is here and there’s no stopping them! For a small moment, I thought our yard would would escape the invasion. When we purchased our home six years ago, we literally … .
Well friends, it looks like the thing I’ve been dreading for months has finally arrived:NASHVILLE CICADA INVASION, 2011.Yes, this is the year that “Brood XIX” emerges from underground and does their mating thing. What that means for us humans is that millions of cicadas will be wreaking havoc on Nashville…for the NEXT SIX WEEKS.*shudder*I wasn’t here the last time Brood XIX came up for air thirteen years ago, but it seems that everyone who was has a story about it.And most of those stories involve a cicada in the mouth.IN THE MOUTH, people.Let us pause for a moment as you imagine this thing flying into your mouth.Of course, I’m hoping that the stories I’ve been hearing of cicadas in homes, in clothing, in hair, and in other, uh… orifices… have been embellished a bit in people’s memories over the last decade or so. I’m hoping that all the tiny holes that have appeared in the ground in our front yard around our big elm tree were actually created by a silent team of cleats-wearing soccer players, who just happened to run through our yard at midnight. I’m hoping that the beetle-like creatures I’m starting to see on trees and sidewalks everywhere I look are just ordinary bugs. I’m hoping that that whirring sound in the trees that I couldn’t ignore yesterday was just…Oh hell.They’re heee-eere.And I’m not leaving my house until they’re gone.Images via Anderson Design Group and tinyfroglet/Flickr.
Cicadas, loud insects but insect called Cicadas are harmless, have started rearing their heads are not attractive in the U.S. south after a gap of 13 years spent underground. Countries such as Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia have reported that the insect appeared in droves, and are preparing for the incessant drone that will soon fill … .