There're back.......

Posted by: MrB

There're back....... - 06/04/13 05:00 PM

Very interesting video.

I've always loved the sound they make. To me it's one the most comforting sounds in nature.

Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: There're back....... - 06/04/13 05:21 PM

Super cool! I am always fascinated by them. I find them dried on trees and in bushes... but not in droves like that.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: There're back....... - 06/04/13 06:02 PM


...and the url is so small
that I was able to use MESSAGE
to share the vimeo with my MG Mates. laugh
Posted by: Celandine

Re: There're back....... - 06/04/13 06:14 PM

I've only experienced the 17 periodic cicadas ONCE
in my entire lifetime... it's something you're not
likely to forget! shocked

At fist I thought it MUST be some sort of Machine!
...a GROUP of industrial-strength LAWN MOWERS(?)
But the sound was far too throbbing, undulating and
unified to be either mechanical.. OR Alive! eek


HEH! I turned out to be Right! cool
Posted by: SleeveTugger

Re: There're back....... - 06/05/13 05:51 AM

Wow....thanks for sharing that one.
Very interesting indeed!
Posted by: Reboot

Re: There're back....... - 06/05/13 06:22 AM

Originally Posted By: SleeveTugger
Wow....thanks for sharing that one.
Very interesting indeed!
Who was that masked woman?

Posted by: Pirate

Re: There're back....... - 06/05/13 08:41 AM

Had them out and about 3 years ago, made noise for a week before they died out or moved on
Posted by: Celandine

Re: There're back....... - 06/05/13 09:42 AM

Yeah... the 17 year periodic ones come in batches...
the last batch failed to make a showing in 'Jersey
a couple/few years ago... frown
So far it's a no-go here as well.

I read that they won't poke out of the ground
unless/until the SOIL Temp. is a CONSISTENT 70F.

So far EVERYTHING Here in the North East has
been over a MONTH LATE. frown
Yes, that makes a HUGE Difference since they're
not the only insect or crop dependent upon an
exact number of days at a precise temperature.

ABOUT Degree Days


Degree Days CROPS

yeah... me too...

...but trust me, it's essential to farmers.

* as it relates to Heating your home:
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