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View Poll Results: Cicadas:
Fun 12 30.77%
Scary 5 12.82%
Annoying 17 43.59%
Tasty 9 23.08%
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Old 05-28-2017, 06:20 PM   #91
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Yeah, it's just lazy.
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Old 08-29-2020, 11:52 AM   #92
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They are coming back next year, aren't they?

We had to cut down two big trees in our back yard this summer because they were becoming a liability, there was so much rot at the top.



So with them out of the way, we are going to put a new fence up around our backyard, and want to plant a bunch of native plants and trees. Really fix up the back yard. Test the soil first and treat as needed, All that stuff. We're starting to think about it all and make initial plans.

But the cicadas will maybe kill any saplings we plant in the next 9 months, won't they?
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Old 08-29-2020, 12:14 PM   #93
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Yup, they're back next spring.


If they'll be small enough, you could consider wrapping them in gauze or netting. They're big bugs, so you don't need especially fine netting.
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Old 08-29-2020, 12:16 PM   #94
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Duh. Why didn't I think of that. That's a great idea!
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Old 08-29-2020, 12:46 PM   #95
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Old 08-29-2020, 09:34 PM   #96
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at the start of the last visitation, we were still relatively new to the US and went on a free community nature walk/smores thing with the sprogs (youngest a baby in a sling).

We learned about smores there. And cicadas -never even heard of them before. And we learned that some people don't think things through properly ....as they told all these young kids about groundhogs and groundhog day and then asked if they'd like to meet one...and brought out a very sad and very, very dead stuffed specimen.....

Then they told us all about how the evil developers were going to build a new high school on all of that land. The high school all the kids eventually went to
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Old 08-30-2020, 11:04 PM   #97
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Is that firewood glatt?
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Old 08-31-2020, 12:09 AM   #98
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....as they told all these young kids about groundhogs and groundhog day and then asked if they'd like to meet one...and brought out a very sad and very, very dead stuffed specimen.....
***wait I'm getting old and confused, I forgot we did two of these things. It wasn't a groundhog -that one was on groundhog day, but there was something stuffed that had seen better days and was irrelevant to the theme of the walk.
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:11 AM   #99
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Is that firewood glatt?
I hope so, but not for me. We don't need that much fire wood for our outside fire pit. It was big 4 truckloads worth. I hope somebody gets use out of it.
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Old 08-31-2020, 11:41 PM   #100
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Yeah, there's a few thousand dollars worth of firewood in 4 truckloads.
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:58 AM   #101
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That must be why they charged us much less than I was expecting to spend three days taking that tree down. Only $4500. Another outfit had quoted us $8k.

5 guys for 3 days.

I have no idea where the wood is going, but it would suck if it was going into a landfill.

I’ll tell you this though, I have no concerns about hurricane season for the first time since we bought this place.
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Old 09-01-2020, 02:19 PM   #102
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They bucked it up what appear to be too thin rounds to make firewood.
From what I saw, you and the neighborhood were lucky to avoid damage and/or injury.
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