Friday, May 20, 2011

13 Year Cicadas have hatched here in St. Louis...

The news of their pending arrival has been all over the news, though I never expected to catch the 13 year cicadas in the PROCESS of hatching in my own front yard?!

Last week, I let Poppy out just before bed. When I went outside to retrieve her, she was frantically running around the yard. A flip of the light- cicadas EVERYWHERE. THOUSANDS of them, on the ground and in the trees. I quickly retrieved the boys out of bed (hello, this only happens 1x every 13 years). Here are some of the photos that we caught in our PJs with flashlights... Looks like it is going to be one LOUD summer, St. Louis!