Mark Tucker : Journal

Cicada season in Tennessee

Posted in Random Image, The South, Video by marktucker on May 15, 2011

I’m not sure whether it’s a 17-year cycle, or a 13-year cycle, but whatever the case, they’re back. And I love them. They’re everywhere, and the sound, in my wooded neighborhood, is music to my ears. And here’s a great video about them. Fast forward to time code 2:40 and watch it til time code 3:10.

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  1. tncicada said, on May 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    C’mon Mark! We’re called The Great Southern Brood and we’re 13 year Cicadas. You may also know us as Cicadas XIX. Hit me on twitter at @TNcicada

  2. Noel Neuburger said, on May 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Very cool pictures, I love the recommended video, thanks for posting that.

  3. Terry Clark said, on May 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Man, you are one crazy creative dude. Who else could make cool pictures of bugs? Nice job!! Love the march of the Cicadas!

  4. Alistair Kerr said, on May 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Here’s a book I read which introduced me to your once in 13 year visitors, it’s a bit of a dark book but a pretty good read. ‘Summer Of The Cicada’ by Will Naiper, my Wife use to work with Will before he went back stateside, I think he’s got another book out now to.
    Those bug cases look like the start of an alien invasion, another book?

  5. Terri said, on May 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Oh my god how ugly are they! great photos though.

  6. Doug said, on June 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Creepy things. You are obviously on some kind of binge though, no new posts for over two months.

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