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Old 03-15-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Brace yourself: The cicadas are coming. That deafening, high-pitched whine will assault our sensibilities in May when the red-eyed bugs awaken from their 13-year slumber and come above ground to feed and breed.

Middle TN in crosshairs of 13-year swarm of cicadas | The Tennessean | tennessean.com
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Crunch, crunch, crunch --- bare feet are out!
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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So am I the only one not bothered by them?
Nope, I welcome the big-eyed bugs and love their courtin' music. Like fireflies, I consider them an integral part of summer in the South.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Nope, I welcome the big-eyed bugs and love their courtin' music. Like fireflies, I consider them an integral part of summer in the South.
Thank you! I feel the same way.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Nope, I welcome the big-eyed bugs and love their courtin' music. Like fireflies, I consider them an integral part of summer in the South.
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Thank you! I feel the same way.

I'm sure y'all are talking about the normal annual ones ......

The OP is talking about the swarms of the 13-year and 17-year cicadas...
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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I for one cannot wait. To me, it's music to my ears. Reminds me of those hot summer nights as a 5 year old in Jax, FL. I think we are just a couple weeks away!
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Can you tell us when you start to see the 13 year ones in Middle Tennessee? I'd like to photograph them.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:06 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Can you tell us when you start to see the 13 year ones in Middle Tennessee? I'd like to photograph them.
You want to shoot them....bring plenty of ammo.... If the 13 year ones are like the 17 year ones were on the plateau, I'll give y'all a hollar...

We'll have a BBQ....
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Nashville
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I was turning dirt in a flower bed yesterday and with each shovel full, LOTS of cicadas in their shells. Examination told me they were very close to emerging. One of the them just looked at me with his beady little red eyes and smiled. I told him he didn't scare me, but if they need a list of people to swarm, I'd be happy to provide one.

Seriously, there are MANY, MANY holes. Brace yourself, they're almost here. It makes great people watching.

Laura C, you'll certainly have your chance for photos. You might start looking now around mature trees and catch them in their various stages before flight. They'll just be hanging around for a few hours after emergence. Then, they take to the air.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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You managed to make cicadas funny and beautiful in the same post. Great stuff.


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I was turning dirt in a flower bed yesterday and with each shovel full, LOTS of cicadas in their shells. Examination told me they were very close to emerging. One of the them just looked at me with his beady little red eyes and smiled. I told him he didn't scare me, but if they need a list of people to swarm, I'd be happy to provide one.

Seriously, there are MANY, MANY holes. Brace yourself, they're almost here. It makes great people watching.

Laura C, you'll certainly have your chance for photos. You might start looking now around mature trees and catch them in their various stages before flight. They'll just be hanging around for a few hours after emergence. Then, they take to the air.
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