My kids love cicadas. LOVE THEM.
They were screaming with GLEE when they discovered the 17-year-cicada in the woods yesterday.
Have you seen them? They are pretty cool.
They have been hibernating underground for 17 years. So, you can literally see hundreds of holes where they have emerged.
Do you wonder if they go into hibernation and question, “Why are we doing this?”
Probably not. I think they trust their instincts. After 17 years in hibernation, they emerge, shed their shells (that litter the woods), and go to work eating sap.
God’s creation is pretty cool.
Despite our crazy rain, the kids and I have been getting out and enjoying nature. The kids are glad for new rainboots, which I have put off buying in the past. Because I don’t like to buy things we don’t need or won’t use. With the daily rain lately, I figured it was time for rainboots. And my kids are breaking them in well.
Have you seen the cicadas yet?
I found this article that will explain more about the cicadas.