Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bugs Bugs Bugs

This post is not for the faint hearted. Proceed with caution.
You may have heard on the news that the 13 year Cicadas are emerging this summer.
So without further ado here they are.

 Piles of little bug shells and bodies that were not able to get out of their skin.  They are piled at the base of all our trees in the yard.  They were doing great, but then we had a few cold days and many were lost, however due to such shear masses and the return of the warm days many will survive.

 These bugs are drying their wings so they can fly off and do their thing.

 Empty shells.

 In the trees singing and looking for mates

 They are just everywhere and very loud.

If you made it this far here is a finish of a bird (Dames of the Needle), to bad its made of linen and thread otherwise it could eat all of the bugs!

Hope you all have a great week, lots of stitching and few Bugs.


Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the Dames of the Needle bird. The bugs... not so much.

barbara r-g said...

what do they eat? hopefully not to many plants

Dona said...

Your Dames of the Needle piece is very pretty!

We have Cicadas everywhere in Georgia, too. They dive bomb cars and people and shells are found in the oddest places!

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

The Cicadas do eat some sap from trees but their main focus at this time in their life cycle is to mate. If they do damage it is when they lay their eggs in the young tender branches of trees, if the tree is new this could cause a problem. Other wise fairly harmless and the birds love them.

Siobhan said...

Love the stitching, HATE the bugs. I do miss the sound of the cicadas, though!