It's Cicada time in Cincinnati!

In the morning, you have the shells left over.  They are all over the trees.

But, if you get up at night, they are on the move.

They climb up in the trees and hang to dry out their wings.

The amazing thing is to watch them through a complete exit out of the shell.  It splits open and he comes wiggling out.

The wings are so small!

We are past the the point of time when they were all emerging.  Now, it time for noise and mating.  The noise is deafening in some parts of town.  Why?  Because there are so many!

Some people are trying to protect young trees.  They lay eggs by splitting the end of the branch and then laying eggs into the tips.  It will kill the end of the branch.

Watch where you step!