TIME TO SCREAM
Late spring in central Texas, nice and warm, not quite hot enough to melt your shoes, but hot enough to melt everything in your car.
But it’s not summer until…
the trees start screaming!
I have heard some cicadas farther east of me (a different species than I have), but so far, this year has been quiet. So I feel like I have been visited by the Cicada Queen, who has bestowed upon me a great honor: I saw my first cicada before I heard it. She was hiding in the elm that popped up in my yard!
So beautiful and perfect!!!
Superb Dog-day Cicada
June 3, 2019
IT IS TIME.
I heard them today for the first time all year and has anyone else noticed that their…speed? Cadence? Cicadence? Is faster than previous years? I’m used to reeereeereeereeeeeeeeeee…….. Today they were much more emphatic, like REEEEE…..REEEEEE……REEEEEE….
I also don’t know if the different year-life-cycle cicadas have different patterns. Anyone want to educate me on these lovely summer screamers?
There a many different species of cicada, and they all have different screams! The ones you are hearing may just be a different species than the others you’ve noticed before! Although, they do sometimes have variation in their calls, could be time of year or the weather.
If you are in North America, here is a database for screams of different species [ink].
June 4, 2019
How did you know what shirt I was wearing today?
(I said I had a lot of shirts, right????)
I actually designed this one, though! There weren’t enough cicada shirts out there!!! If anybody wants one, I relaunched it [link to $$buy$$ cicada shirt]. Sorry, I know international shipping is super expensive 🙁
June 5, 2019