Peculiarities – Seventeen Year Cicadas

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We recently camped in Belleplain State Forest amid the “singing” of seventeen year cicadas, or in technical terms, Periodical Cicadas. My husband and I both thought the sound they created was much like an old Sci-Fi movie when flying saucers descended upon the earth. I’ve included a version here of the sound. You can read more information about the cicadas here: Periodical cicadas

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The cicadas leave behind their eerie exoskeletons after emerging from the ground.

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The ground is covered with holes from which the cicadas emerged.

You can hear their song on the video I took amid the trees of Belleplain.

3 thoughts on “Peculiarities – Seventeen Year Cicadas

  1. We were in Cincinnati about two cycles ago when the 17-year cicadas were out. We were watching a Reds baseball game and the park was crawling with these creatures. I inadvertently smashed one that had crawled up my pants leg. It was one amazing sight to see them buzzing around.

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