Saturday, June 19, 2021

I Heard the Birds


I heard the birds yesterday afternoon as I was working in the yard. 

While I know that seems to be a less than exciting moment, it is the first time in over a month that the birds could be heard over the mating sounds of the cicadas. 

The cicadas are gone. 

They are not flying around, they are not singing, there are only dead bodies strewn around the yard. 

I did not hit any of the cicadas as I drove my truck yesterday.

It is a bit sad. I had come to really appreciate the bugs as they ended their lives in a huge orgy. 

But it was nice to be outside and have it relatively quiet. I am impressed with there number of holes in the ground. I may not have to pay for aeration this autumn. 

And so the Brood X cicadas are just a memory for the next 17 years!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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