Took this last Thursday. It’s one of those 17-year-cicadas. They’re giant, clumsy insects that have temporarily taken over several states. If you don’t know the score, look them up. Super interesting stuff.The cicadas are pretty harmless, but they come in TREMENDOUS numbers. If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, nature will basically drizzle giant bugs on your head.Course, aside from live cicadas, you’re likely to see twenty times as many cicada “shells,” leftover from their molts. Right now, those are EVERYWHERE.If we don’t get too specific, they look like enormous flies from Hell. In reality, they’re at worst a temporary nuisance, and at best a freakin’ fascinating event that should make anyone appreciate just how wonderfully weird our world really is.
(Reposted from my FB page, because I love the photo too much to not spread as far as possible.)

Took this last Thursday. It’s one of those 17-year-cicadas. They’re giant, clumsy insects that have temporarily taken over several states. If you don’t know the score, look them up. Super interesting stuff.

The cicadas are pretty harmless, but they come in TREMENDOUS numbers. If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, nature will basically drizzle giant bugs on your head.

Course, aside from live cicadas, you’re likely to see twenty times as many cicada “shells,” leftover from their molts. Right now, those are EVERYWHERE.

If we don’t get too specific, they look like enormous flies from Hell. In reality, they’re at worst a temporary nuisance, and at best a freakin’ fascinating event that should make anyone appreciate just how wonderfully weird our world really is.

(Reposted from my FB page, because I love the photo too much to not spread as far as possible.)

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