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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by EugeneWeemich, Jun 11, 2021.
Not really hearing them, yet. Reporting from SE PA.
I worked with a guy who went to a lot of concerts. Once when we were golfing I was trying to line up a putt and backed off when a cicada fired up in a tree beside the green. I said “I can’t putt with that *^%&ing racket!” He just looked at me- could not hear that frequency at all.
According to Wiki, male cicadas can cause hearing damage.
I just plopped down in the east side of Atlanta. Wet and storms rolling through is the only noise I have heard.
We don't get them until 2024.
They haven't shown up here yet, I think they need the monsoon season to get ramped up before they leave their nice cool burrows.
We have the annual kind, so they are blaring in the trees from July through September. Ahh, the sounds of summer.
Yup, those little buggers can get loud! On an August evening two years ago, while camping in a state park, my wife took a video of me playing guitar. I played an instrumental piece, the cicadas provided the vocals.
last time I dealt with this was Sterling VA.
No cicadas here.
We get our annual ones in late August. We also get the ginormous cicada killers. They look dangerous but are not. They seem a foot long. Lol
Anyone relating to the sound thinking its even similar to the annuals must have never experienced brood X in all its glory... And its a very different "song"
Its so loud at times it makes my ears ring. It must be many multiples louder than the more "chirpy" song of the annuals.
When the sun comes out and the woods get to humming its like a giant alien ship in a movie. At times we cant carry a conversation in the yard.
I live in a heavily wooded outer suburb. All the yards have many trees and there is about 30 acres of forest right cross the street.
They are heavy here. Many, many thousands of them shedding, flying and dying. You can smell the massive decay.
Last weekend it was so loud I could clearly hear them over my gas mower with earplugs in.
People call 911 to report it, describing some kind of loud alarm going off, but they cant pinpoint the source because it seems to come from everywhere...
It is seriously loud..
We have plenty in PG County, Maryland.
I mean this in all sincerity: their treetop chorusing is the beautiful symphony of summer 2021!
The single ones screeching are kinda eerie. I find them worthy of the background for a “B” grade late night slasher.
I like ‘em all!
We're going to get them here, I think, but nothing yet.
The last time they hatched we were camping and they were just hatching. My friends were in a boat trying to bobber fish with them. I was waist deep in the lake with a cicada between each finger. They would cast toward shore, I'd bait their hooks, and they'd try to catch panfish with them while I restocked my fingers. But no luck. Either cicadas aren't a preferred meal or the predator saturation was already in effect. I think I was having way more fun than everyone else, lol
We actually kind of like the sound. So far, my wife and I have recognized at least 4 different tones that they sing in unison and/or call and response. Pretty cool! It really sounds quite alien spacecraft like! LOL!!! Anyway we figure they've waited a long time to come out, so we don't mind em Let em have their fun I say.
They're here . I can hear them now and they were very loud in Colebrook yesterday when I went for spring water . 25 cents a gallon . I even had one on the roof of my car when I got to the spring water location .
Nothing in Nashville yet, but i'm expecting them any day now...
breaking out my leave blower in a bit to get rid of on dead and dying ones. smell is horrid and I can do without the crunchy bodies under my shoes.
We're in the same type of location and that's exactly how it is here, going on the 3rd week. Dead and dying ones are on every horizontal surface, the others are flying all over the place hitting everything and everyone and the decay does stink. Whatever intriguing or scientific appeal or curiosity we had didn't last long, we just want them gone.
I'm out in Western PWC and none out here.
Saw my first one yesterday flying into the side of my house.
No noise, no dead bodies piling up, no stank, nothin'.
The funny thing is, the backside of my house faces a forest, pretty much is forest.
I feel like I'm missing out...