Nova online: Animal Transformations (great movie of a cicada molting) (thanks Roy). Features a video of a cicada emerging from its nymph skin.
The high-pitched wail of 5 billion cicadas is more than six weeks away, but the song of the cicada began Wednesday when Jake Speed and the Freddies arrived at dB Recording and Sound Design to record “They’re Coming.”
Stock up on wiper fluid. Have some alternate plans for outdoor weddings and other events. They are coming back — the cicadas who will invade a dozen or so states very soon. The states that are expecting the worst are Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.