So we were supposed to be inundated by cicadas this year. Known as Brood II, they were going to emerge after a 17-year nap and take over the place. I remember a massive cicada “outbreak” when I was in high school — maybe 1987 or 1988. There were everywhere. So, I was sort of looking forward to them again this year.
But it has been a non-event for us. Wife of Mine and I live in Northern Virginia and the cicadas have been a bust. Not a peep from them around us. According to the Capital Weather Gang, they are appearing to the south.
A couple of weekends ago, though, I got a taste of them during an overnight camping trip to Shenandoah River State Park. They were out and about and — except for when it was raining — the cacophony was amazing.
Give it a listen: