Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Return of the Cicadas

Sounds like a scary movie title doesn't it; The return of the cicada's. I was outside and happened to look at the north side of my maple tree when I spotted the cicada shells. Look carefully at the first and fourth photos and you'll see ants crawling on the carcass of one of the cicada's. After I took the photo, a hornet was trying to scavenge part of the carcass. It's all a circle of life.

Seeing these skins, or shells, lets me know we are entering the hottest part of the summer. Break out the sunscreen and watermelon. Time to take a siesta and relax. It's cicada season.

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