View Full Version : 17 year cicadas are back!

03-01-2004, 08:09 PM
The local extension agent estimates 5 billion or so will be crashing into everything starting sometime in May, for at least six weeks. So, how do you cope with this?

03-01-2004, 10:28 PM
Nature, don't you love her. I suggest earmuffs and goggles.

03-02-2004, 07:28 AM
Purple goggles and no ear muffs. Think of it as a fee trip to the twilight zone.

I think we are due in a year or two. The first time I heard them, I was picking up mulch by Otis Airforce Base. I thought a squadron of jets was at the end of the runway getting ready to take off. After a half hour I asked the loader why the jets had not taken off. He explained what it was. I lived and worked about 15 miles away and never saw or heard them.