i JUST learned about the coming emergence of brood II of the 17 year cicadas.
that is so much awesome i don't even know where to start. maybe i have the luxury of thinking that's awesome because i don't live near any of the major emergence areas.
brood VII emerges in central new york where i went to college, but in 1984 when they came out i was already home for the year.
apparently brood II has some emergent areas near where i might typically camp in early may, so maybe i will get a chance to hear them if the month of april is not too warm.
and radiolab is tracking them!
citizen-science!!! i may pass OUT from the delight of it! i was thinking of buying a kit to build so i could monitor soil temperatures and report, but i don't live close enough to anyplace where the cicadas will come up to be worth the expense.
but there will be maps. and charts.
hose me down!!!!