The cicadas are here!

My mom grew up in SW Ohio, and she would love to hear the cicadas, but travelling is not yet on the agenda. When she was in high school, boys would put the discarded shells on girls’ clothes, to get a reaction. My mother disappointed them.

And, yes, people in Ohio are weird. It’s just a different weird. :slight_smile:

I think last week was our local peak based on noise. Using my phone dB meter (I know, not officially calibrated), I registered 83 dB under the tree in our front yard.

My daughter was not a fan because if you stood outside for more than 5 minutes, one would land on you.

We’ve had very few cicadas here in spite of being warned about a big emergence.

Time to breathe a sign of relief, just in time for the Japanese beetles.