Yes, we have cicadas in Michigan this year!
|This cicada is just coming out of its shell, or exoskeleton.
Nearby is a shell that was already abandoned.
|Many cicada shells were hanging on the leaves and branches of trees and
at the Cherry Hill Nature Preserve near Ann Arbor — the local center of cicada activity.
In Virginia, the cicadas are several weeks ahead of the ones in Michigan.
|Once they breed and die, the next generation will go
underground for another 17 years.
|While walking in the woods we also saw a few butterflies.|
Blog post and photos © 2021 mae sander.