Thursday, May 27, 2021

Return of the Cicadas

The cicadas are back! 

After chillin' underground for the past 17 years, the cicadas known as Brood X are returning to the Eastern United States as the weather warms.

They are here to mate. To do that the males make a buzzing sound, which is their mating song. I'm sure it's lovely when you're one on one, but these guys are back in the billions, and they've only got 3-5 weeks to get their procreation on. 

Of course, having missed the better part of the last 17 years, they may have some cultural catching up to do... 

This is video from their welcome back party...

Welcome back Brood X!

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