Here is the beauty of creation. Yes, I described Cicadas as beautiful. Thanks Dr. Joel Duff for tromping through the woods to get these photos.
Periodical cicadas called Brood V have emerged from the ground after 17 years of life as a nymphs feeding on the juices of plant roots. It took me a week of attempts to locate a local population of these amazing critters. I hiked several miles through nature preserves with no success knowing that they had been seen in many places in eastern Ohio. Finally, I took my family back to Kendall Ledges in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area between Akron and Cleveland OH yesterday. I had been there two days earlier and saw only a single cicada despite walking over a mile through woods. This time we took a different path and we came across two patches of cicadas.
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