By responsibilities, deadlines, one event and one application scheduled and due in three weeks….and by Brood X! These things are everywhere around here. In parks, in parking lots, in our backyard, front yard, front and back porch and they are flying around on top of that!
I fear for those who drive through a swarm of these things with their windows open or top down. Those motorcyclists; I shudder to think what they may have run into! And then there’s the noise. It doesn’t bother me too much but it does get loud. I’ve actually picked up a few to throw them off the steps so as not to squish them as I walk – yuck! On social media there are people posting how to cook and eat them.
How about no!!!!!!!
This photo was taken at one of our local parks we frequent. If there was some bush or tree to cling to, it was covered with them. Really really covered.
The birds have been pigging out on them as well. Thankfully there is light at the end of the tunnel as I’ve read that they should be winding down and out by the end of this month. Then we will have to deal with all of those little dead bug bodies to dispose of. I guess they might be good for the soil? Are you currently dealing with Brood X?
I remember the sound of them when we lived in Iowa!
I remember them when I lived in Missouri but not to this extent!!!!
They are really quite lovely, but not quiet.
Lovely? They are a bit creepy to me.
thank goodness we in california dont have them
I can ship you a box! LOL
They have not arrived here in NW Pennsylvania. I hope they stay away!
Stay tuned! They may make it still 😉
I rather like the sound of a solitary cricket in loneliness, but the racket so many of them can make is unimaginable!
But the thought of eating these 😢
I say yuck to the eating of these critters too!
I first heard them en masse when I moved to Houston, and I’ve come to enjoy them. However — from what I’ve seen and heard, what you’re experiencing has taken the experience up a notch! Here’s to an early departure of the little critters!
If they just stayed in the trees it would be tolerable but these beasties are flying around, hitching rides on cars and people, sitting on the back and front porch… too much!
Por qué tantas, eh?
Solo la naturaleza sabe…
Ya ni me acuerdo, pero por qué hablas Español? De dónde eres? O naciste en “Gringolandia” de papás Latinos? (Curiosity killed the cat, I know) 😉
Years of traveling through the southwest of the USA when a child running around with Mexican children and a Peruvian boyfriend when in high school. A lot of it has faded…
Is that right? I never would have guessed. Your Spanish is excellent. Felicidades. So you must even have a Peruvian accent. fantastic. Cuídate mucho y buen fín. (Acá ya empezaron las lluvias… Yuk!)
My accent? Do I have one? Quien sabes! lol The boyfriend was long long ago.
You necesarily have an accent. In Spanish and in English. I have an accent in French. (North of France) In English (Semi-Posh British English). And Spanish. After so many years in Mexico? Peruvians have a recognizable accent in Lat am. You probably still have it.
Feliz Domingo amiga.
We had them here a few weeks ago. They were mainly at some of the local parks but the noise was deafening!
There are still dead bodies scattered throughout our yard – ugh! Glad they are gone