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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Cicadas Are Coming!!

They were here in 1990, the year I graduated and this 17 year brood is coming back this year! I still haven't forgot what it sounds like outside when the millions of cicadas come out. (This lady has some mp3's from 2004, you can get an idea of what they sound like)

Since we've moved a little outside of "The Region" (upper northwest counties of Indiana) I'm not positive we'll get the cicadas here in Knox, guess I'll ask around the town.

There are some cool pictures here.

The last time they were here, people had to use snow shovels to get them off of their driveways. Don't believe me? Read the Chicago Tribune.

Or watch this video from the ABC Chicago.

Here's a map of brood XIII from CicadaMania

So, if you're coming to see me in May or June, we'll get to experience this scientific wonder together! Call me a freak if you must, I think this stuff is fascinating! Time to pull up some homeschool lessons! Next time Zane see this will be in 2024 when he's 24.

Brood XIII

(17 Year)

States Effected: IA, IL, IN, MI, WI

Years Present: 1973, 1990, 2007, 2024, 2041, 2058, 2075, 2092, 2109, etc....


Jennifer Tiszai said...

Sounds like the grasshopper invasion in the Little House books. Sigh. So I get to witness this freak, I mean miracle, of nature?

You know Sissy will never leave the house if she sees them.

Elaina M. Avalos said...

But they sound so cool, Jen. Nothing like this in So Cal. And . . . they probably have lighting bugs in IN too. Y'all don't have those in AZ do you? Ah, the joy of bugs outside of the west. They're fun. No, really. They are.

Okay. I'm a freak. I admit it. Because I love the cicadas.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Cicadas freak me out. I am so glad I won't be in Illinois this year. I still remember what they were like in Ohio.