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“Swarmageddon”

17 years in the making, this spring’s cicada invasion generates early buzz: http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/09/17676853-17-years-in-the-making-this-springs-cicada-invasion-generates-early-buzz?lite

I was reading a news article on NBC about the 17 year cicada brood that is due to hatch this year and thought I’d post a link to it on our blog in honor of my ‘Cry of the Cicada’ novella. The infestation won’t be anything like in the story of course, but it’s just creepy to think that these bugs have been waiting for 17 years, lurking underfoot, just out of sight…. Here’s hoping the eats and procreating make the wait worthwhile for them and the farmers/forests suffer as little as possible. Mother nature is a double-edged sword for sure! (or perhaps a double-edged proboscis in this case :)