I like some bugs and critters
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
KENDRACARROLL remarked she hadn't seen them in her location in droves so I'm posting this link here for you'all. It tells you when and where.
I love the sounds bugs and critters make.
My local tree frogs emerge in March and sing so high an loud you can hear it in a car with the windows rolled up!
Listen to the VERY loud song of a single cricket you swear is the size of a cat to find a paperclip sized bug under your couch.
The low sound of beetles like the Japanese beetle that invariably flies into something with a hard thud (my window screen) and hangs on buzzing those wings.
Bees. Oh, the poor bees. I walked by an entire curbing of clover yesterday and only heard one! My neighbor has removed his beehive from the side of his house. I'm assuming it's from hive failure as it was in a perfect spot. Sigh. I'll be hand pollinating again this year.
Carpenter bees, those golf-ball sized yellow and black noisemakers sound like 747's until they whack into the walls looking for an entrance. I really am not happy to see them as they do damage but they are cool.
Then there's the maligned cicada. Yes, it gets annoyingly loud but think about the joy of nature's music. How cool is it that they live, deep in the soil under your feet, for years without you noticing and one day they emerge to leave "shells" on the trees, sing their songs, mate and die all in a few days?
Then there's my childhood connection.
My 18 month old self who was found with 1/2 a cicada in her hand.
Yes, I did!