Friday, May 18, 2007

Cicada In The Hole!

For those in the Chicago area, look forward to being blessed with many, many bugs in the very near future.

From the Chicago Sun Times:

Those planning weddings or family reunions this spring may want to watch out for May 22.

That's the date, a prominent cicada researcher is estimating, that the little red-eyed bugs will emerge in the Chicago area. Specifically, the evening of May 21 and early morning hours of May 22.

Some may emerge a few days earlier and some stragglers may crawl from the ground a bit later depending on sunshine and shade, but the May day is "the big day,'' said Gene Kritsky, an entomologist and author of several bug books, including Periodical Cicadas: The Plague and the Puzzle.

More here.


Joe said...

I'm trying to come up with a festive drink, or commemorative pastry, for the occasion

Splotchy said...

If it's a pastry, just make sure it's crunchy.

Johnny Yen said...

How about mixing up some Grasshoppers in the blender-- the drink, not the bug...

lulu said...

Ugh. I'm getting out my waders in preparation for next week.