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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 05-29-2013, 09:56 AM   #76
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:59 AM   #77
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Have you seen any? A FB friend who lives in Springfield VA is complaining about them, but I haven't even seen one yet.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:11 PM   #78
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If they come around here, we have a invasion of fbb's * to gobble them up.

*fucking blackbirds - grackles or starlings, I can never tell. But they are loud and have bullied all my beloved sparrows and finches away
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:23 PM   #79
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Nope; none yet.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #80
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Not sure if this will work, the preview isn't working. The vimeo link is: http://player.vimeo.com/video/66688653

Cool video on cicadas.



The latest map I saw shows that we aren't going to get any cicadas here, but if I take a half hour drive, I'll be deep in cicada country.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:18 AM   #81
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Gosh, Glatt, that's beautiful.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:28 AM   #82
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I'm sorry we aren't getting any of them here. They are very interesting.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #83
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Yes, the photography throughout is remarkable.

I learned several things...

* triliums grow in more places than just Oregon !
... (here I thought PDX was so special )

* the eggs are laid up in the tree branches

* the cacophony lasts for just a couple of weeks
... ( in Iowa years ago I could not imagine living with it for very long )
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:59 PM   #84
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thanks for the video fellas
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:39 AM   #85
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Apparently a subset of 17-year cicadas come out 4 years early. Four more years 'til the big one, but even this small subset is making a lot of noise in my neighborhood.

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Old 05-28-2017, 11:40 AM   #86
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Yeah. It's weird.

Lots of them here too. Is this normal? Or is the weird weather confusing them?

I saw an amazing nature show on PBS last night that had very good footage of the cicada life cycle. I always wondered what those tiny little worms the size of a sesame seed ate for 17 years while they were underground to grow into a full sized cicada. Apparently it's tree sap sucked from the roots of the trees they drop out of when they hatch.
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:18 PM   #87
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Apparently four years early is the most common deviation from 17.
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:21 PM   #88
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Low quality audio from my window in this video.
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:00 PM   #89
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We got nothing here in good ol' south central. Thankfully.
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:01 PM   #90
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Low quality audio from my window in this video.
Is that bird real?
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