The Day of The Cicadas

Every 13 years, thousands upon thousands of cicada larvae emerge from the ground, moult, and fly around for a couple of weeks while making an ungodly racket. Here’s a picture of some of the shells the “nymphs” leave behind:

13-Year Cicada Shells

Here’s a short video I shot to give you an idea of the noise they are creating in my backyard. They are big and very ugly bugs, but completely harmless.