What a treat this week to see this 13-year cicada at Ferne Clyffe State Park. This newly emerged insect was perched upon a brick wall near one of the restrooms.
I had recently read on the Trail and Tales Blog about the recent infestation in Saline County, but had not personally seen any until this week. After seeing several along this wall, we started to notice that the background noise we thought were frogs, were not frogs at all.
Let the Noise begin!
Check out this University of Illinois website with interesting facts and information on Cicadas in Illinois.
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Found this cool link on WSIL TV 3 http://www.wsiltv.com/p/news_details.php?newsID=13187&type=top. Here there is a video and a cicada expert describing the uniqueness of our area.
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