Return of 17-Year Cicadas

As the Spring warms the air and welcomes the emergence of crawly creatures back into the light, the East Coast is beginning to buzz in anticipation of the return of periodical cicadas. From Georgia to New York, we can expect to see the winged bugs — Magicicadas — leave their underground burrows and emerge from their 17 year stay in the soil.

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Beating Flies and Beetles Cracking

Flies are hunting me. Beetles — the flying kind — are bothering me.
Every year at this time, the flies come out of hiding along with their red, flying, beetle buddies — they all love to say hello and land on me and my computer. I am tired of shuddering and shooing. My arm is aching from all of the swatting.

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