My sister in Chicago mentioned they had a cicada invasion seven or eight
years ago. Although harmless but very annoying with their constant sound.
Millions of them on the trees and later found dead at the base of tree
trunks. Not many on the plants. Sometimes they even fell into the
fireplace at home...She said one part of her suburb was almost devoid of
cicada's because it had much less greenery.
On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 12:34 AM, Ray Mansell <> wrote:
> Here in New York's Hudson Valley, we're at the peak of the Brood II Cicad=
> emergence. This happens once every 17 years, so I felt compelled to recor=
> the event - I likely won't be able to the next time!
> I just posted a short recording at
> http://soundcloud.com/llesnam-yar/17-year-cicadas, and will likely be
> posting more in the coming days. This particular recording was made at
> around noon today, 1st June 2013, at this location:
> The cicadas were everywhere, and several landed on me as I was recording.
> They are alien-looking creatures, but perfectly harmless, and there are
> literally billions of them in this brood, which covers many hundreds of
> miles from North Carolina to northern New York. Birds and other predators
> gorge themselves, and you can hear a cat bird singing along with the
> cicadas - perhaps anticipating a feast.