Cicada Mania

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June 11, 2007

Cicadas Mating

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Mating | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 9:23 am

A photo of cicadas mating by Christina T.

Cicada Mating

Cicada Mania, best of 2007

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Periodical | Video — Dan @ 6:57 am

Cicada Mania Best of 2007 part 1 by Dan

Cicada Mania, best of 2007, part 1 by Dan from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Cicada Mania Best of 2007 part 2 by Dan

Cicada Mania Best of 2007 part 2 by Dan from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

Cicada Mania, Best of 2007, part 3 by Dan

Cicada Mania, Best of 2007, part 3 by Dan from Cicada Mania on Vimeo.

June 10, 2007

Brood XIII Magicicada emergence in 2007 at Ryerson Woods Forrest Preserve

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Roy Troutman | Video — Tags: — Dan @ 5:59 am

The following videos chronicle the Brood XIII Magicicada emergence in 2007 at the Forrest Preserve park outside of Chicago. The videos are by Roy Troutman.

Crowd watching Magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods by Roy

Crowd watching Magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

Observing magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods by Roy

Observing magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

Observing Magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods by Roy

Observing Magicicada emergence at Ryerson Woods from Roy Troutman on Vimeo.

June 9, 2007

Peek-a-boo cicada

Filed under: Brood XIII | Magicicada | Photos & Illustrations — Tags: — Dan @ 9:56 pm

Magicicadas

Another cicada photo from the Ryerson Woods.

Cicada Contest!!!

Filed under: Brood XIII — Dan @ 9:37 am

Cicada Contest!

The contest is officially over. Here’s most of the winners.

Emergence Report for 6/9

Filed under: Brood XIII — Dan @ 6:57 am

This should have been part 2 yesterday:

Locations

  • Riverside
  • Thornton Lansing Rd in Thornton, IL as well as Lansing, IL in the area of the model airplane field on Stony Island Ave.
  • Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville, IL

News

What Makes Cicadas So Loud? (The Daily Green).

Why so many deformed cicadas? and How to Dispose of Cicadas (The Chicago Gardener).

Video

How LOUD are cicadas?

Collecting MadVideos — Brood XIII cicadas arrive in Wisconsin.

Cicada video (by Love is the most excellent way). See and hear them!

Daily Nightly’s Chicago Cicadas.

Blogs

A handful of cicada photos (by ThreadStory)

More cicada photos (by Superhua)

Great pictures of seagulls swarming a suburb to get at cicadas. Plus, a picture of the coolest Christmas tree ever.

Invasion: Cicada on a Car Tire.

Symphony of cicadas. Now appearing in 60532.

Life Goes On: Hmmmmmmmmmm.

Return of the Cicadas. Cool picture!

Photos from the Cicada Mania festival

Filed under: Brood XIII | Roy Troutman — Dan @ 6:06 am

Here are two photos from the Cicada Mania festival by Roy Troutman:

An orange eyed Magicicada:

orange eyed Magicicada

3 nymphs crawling up a tree limb:

3 nymphs crawling up a tree

Mating Magicicada

Filed under: Brood XIII | Mating — Dan @ 5:57 am

Here’s a picture of two Magicicada mating from Michael Fiorenzo. Photos taken in LaGrange.

mating Magicicada

Gray Eyed Cicada

Filed under: Brood XIII | Eye Color — Dan @ 5:50 am

Here’s a great photo of a gray eyed cicada found in Glenview, IL by Matt Bergquist and photographed by James Planey.

gray eyed Magicicada

June 8, 2007

Emergence Report for 6/8, part 1

Filed under: Brood XIII — Dan @ 5:28 am

Hacked: yes the site was down part of yesterday because it was hacked. We’re back to normal now. A setback, but, I’m going to post a lot of video and pictures this weekend — I promise.

Locations:

  • Full force in Homewood, IL
  • Great emergence in Midlothian, IL
  • Sublime in La Grange Park, IL
  • Westchester is a blast!
  • HORRIBLE! in Lombard (that must mean there are LOTS in Lombard)
  • Full swing in Highland Park
  • “Massive amounts, we’re talking thousands upon thousands in Villa Park”
  • “literally trillions in Western Springs Hinsdale La Grange The Morton Arboretum etc”
  • HUNDREDS in Glenview
  • Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL
  • Ear piercing in Westmont, Clarenden Hills, Downers Grove, Hinsdale…
  • Quite a sight in Goodrich Park in Naperville, IL
  • I&M Canal and Rt. 6
  • In the woods by the Cal Sag Channel
  • Two (2) cicadas at the McBride Raptor Center outside of Iowa City
  • Thousands at Rogers Lakewood park in Valparaiso
  • Thousands in Roscoe (on the Wisconsin border, north of Rockford)
  • 10’s of 1000’s in Glenview Illinois

Report from cicada station 60126. Includes photos.

Another account of the cicadas at the Brookfield Zoo and Ryerson Woods. Note: the emergence at Ryerson was just beginning last weekend.

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