Cicadas are busy in all their glory.
Making their shrill noises day and night!
They do not sit and wait for me to take a photo!
They keep on moving on and also fly away if you get to near them!
The hot days and balmy nights of summer wouldn’t be the same without the chirruping of cicadas. It’s the males that make all that noise – they are often visible on lamp posts and tree trunks. But they have actually spent most of their lives in the dark, deep underground.
Full story by John Marris
Main image: Chorus cicada
Go to http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/cicadas for the full description.
The next are photos of creatures in and round our home in Kelson where I visited my son in 2006.
This spider was inside!
Nicely covered and so dangerous to insects!
This spider was just sitting outside the back door.
This was the first cicada I saw!
Two cicada skins. I wanted to take them home with me but my son said :
No, they are going to catch me taking it out of NZ!
This is all for today. Next time I still have some photos to show from around the place I stayed.