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Anybody else getting cicadas?

FrackJack
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5/21/2013 12:04:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/21/2013 9:22:56 AM, Nordenkalt444 wrote:
I'm in Maryland and we hear them in the trees now, are there billions flying around where you live?

No.
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ConservativePolitico
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5/21/2013 12:08:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/21/2013 12:04:47 PM, FrackJack wrote:
At 5/21/2013 9:22:56 AM, Nordenkalt444 wrote:
I'm in Maryland and we hear them in the trees now, are there billions flying around where you live?

No.
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I said to myself, "This too is meaningless."
For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered;
the days have already come when both have been forgotten.
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5/21/2013 1:18:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/21/2013 9:22:56 AM, Nordenkalt444 wrote:
I'm in Maryland and we hear them in the trees now, are there billions flying around where you live?

I hear some in the trees every year, but not billions, and not this early.
Billions are probably deafening, whats it like over there?
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5/21/2013 6:59:28 PM
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We have a few, I love them!
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5/21/2013 7:21:55 PM
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At 5/21/2013 6:59:28 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
We have a few, I love them!

Why?
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5/21/2013 8:22:22 PM
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At 5/21/2013 7:21:55 PM, 1Devilsadvocate wrote:
At 5/21/2013 6:59:28 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
We have a few, I love them!

Why?

I'm in MD, but I haven't heard any cicadas yet, but I'm in the suburbs, so enough probably haven't emerged yet. I have to agree with Skep. I find the sound soothing. It brings back memories of childhood, camping in the woods. It's almost like the sound of waves crashing on the shore.
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5/21/2013 8:36:33 PM
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At 5/21/2013 8:22:22 PM, drafterman wrote:
At 5/21/2013 7:21:55 PM, 1Devilsadvocate wrote:
At 5/21/2013 6:59:28 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
We have a few, I love them!

Why?

I'm in MD, but I haven't heard any cicadas yet, but I'm in the suburbs, so enough probably haven't emerged yet. I have to agree with Skep. I find the sound soothing. It brings back memories of childhood, camping in the woods. It's almost like the sound of waves crashing on the shore.

^^^ Yep, that sums up about how I feel. Growing up, cicadas, crickets, tree frogs, and other night sounds remind me of summer. I have a pretty plant-intensive back yard, with a small pond, so the nocturnal symphony can be quite spectacular. To me, hating cicadas makes about as much sense as hating lightning bugs or water lilies.

Plus, they're cute! http://images.search.yahoo.com...

My siblings and I used to catch them and keep them as pets for a day in these little half-cylinder mesh and wooden cages, taking our cicadas for picnics and explorations out in the meadows and woods. At one point we tried to train them to carry little notes, but that never really worked out.
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- Lord Dunsany -

"Over her head the stars, the thoughts of God in the heavens,
Shone on the eyes of man, who had ceased to marvel and worship"
- Henry Longfellow -

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5/21/2013 8:43:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/21/2013 9:22:56 AM, Nordenkalt444 wrote:
I'm in Maryland and we hear them in the trees now, are there billions flying around where you live?

Not until late June or July. That's about the same time the katydids come as well.
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5/23/2013 4:57:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
When I was a kid I used to catch them by the dozens and stick them in the barbecue grill with lighter fluid and burn them, sounded like popcorn. Good times!
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5/23/2013 11:29:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Cicadas are in two broods, with a 13 year and a 17 year cycle. This is the year for the 17-year cicadas. "The 2013 Cicada emergence is sizable, and will arrive in a number of states this spring. States impacted are: CT, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, and VA. PA, and VA." http://www.gardenersnet.com...

I remember a massive cicada emergence in New York State years ago. It was further into the summer, and it was impressive.