Have I seriously not posted since the beginning of this month??? Wow! TIme to blow the dust off my blog! How time just slips away unnoticed.
Anyways, I have a video here about the lifecycle of the cicada. Those of you who know me know that I really like the cicada and I am looking forward to their return this summer. This video is a brief 7 minute video documentary about their breeding cycle. It was beautifully shot from when they rise up to the ground and it then follows along their journey from molting, breeding, their death, and to when their nymphs hatch and return to the ground. I don’t want to ruin it completely for you, but just watch it. It will surely leave you pondering about this perplexing insect, the great and wonderful cicada!
This video was made by Samuel Orr, who has working an a 1-hour documentary on cicadas since 2007, and has now have a crowd-funding campaign going on over at kickstarter. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/motionkicker/return-of-the-cicadas
- Return of the Cicadas (mentalfloss.com)
- Watch a Cicada Metamorphose (theatlantic.com)
- Return of the Cicadas (dmarron.com)
- Time for Cicadas! (membracid.wordpress.com)
- Pull Out Your Magnifying Glasses…the Cicadas are Coming! (phippsscienceeducation.org)
- Cicadas beginning to emerge (wwlp.com)
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