No link to Daily Intel, Fox News, or MyCentralJersey or whatever it was where I first saw the cicada reminders yesterday. All were negative stories - and to hell with them I say. Cicadas are awesome.
Totally harmless to people, and an excellent protein windfall to basically every other animal in the ecosystem. It's a 4-6 week buffet for birds, mammals, and even turtles and amphibians.
Plus, what kid hadn't been fascinated by the discovery of the husk left behind on a tree trunk when the mature cicada emerges to loudly cruise the neighborhood for sex before passing on?
More information on cicadas here from a previous, different species emergence in 2011: