Saturday, July 19, 2008


Someone asked me what a cicada is. Cicadas are new to our family, or were last year. We did not have them in Oregon nor in California.

Here is a single cicada making its noise:

And here is an example of many, many cicadas buzzing in concert:

Yes, that is what it sounds like around here all summer long.


DADvocate said...

The cicadas were so plentiful this year where I live you couldn't hold a conversation outdoors without raising your voice's volume a couple of notches. Weird little creatures.

Michigan Mom2three said...

I LOVE the cicadas! I was listening to their cheerful sounds while I was washing the evening dishes tonight! Cicadas mean that it's SUMMER! The most wonderful season in Michigan! Funny that they are new to you.... we had them all over Missouri as well. I take them for granted. :)