Jun 16, 2008

The Cicadas are Here!

For over a week, the buzz of the periodical cicadas have been heard throughout the area. This brood seems to be from Frankstown down into Huntingdon. None have been heard by me in Hollidaysburg, Duncansville, Altoona, or Loretto. The black stocky bodies with orange trimmed wings are spooky. The red eyes make them look positively satanic. I've attached a few pictures and a video of sound to mark the event.


Dave said...

They're here in northern Blair County, too, though ours aren't *quite* as noisy and numerous as the ones at Canoe Creek State Park. I've blogged it here and here.

Roy said...

Thanks for the post Dave. The cicadas are an amazing spectacle. And the birds are eating well. I've watched everything from mockingbirds to chipping sparrows munching on their bodies. - Roy