Tag: cicadas

September Equinox

September Equinox
As I write this, it’s hot!  Chicago is in the middle of a heat wave.  This is the 5th consecutive day of over 90 degrees at O’Hare. This is a record this late in the season.  It feels like July in September. September 22 marked the autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, or the spring equinox... Read more »

Looking at Cicadas

Looking at Cicadas
It’s the background noise of late summer, the continuous sound of  dog-day cicadas. These are the annual  cicadas that come out this time of year,  not the 17-year variety that emerged in the Northeast US this summer (the last time here was 2007), but  there are alot of them, and they seem to be everywhere!... Read more »