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    Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    I had one humming last evening near the back yard in WDM. I must guess this is the earliest in the season I've ever heard one. Signs of early fall or winter, or just a product of being 6 weeks ahead of schedule, weather-wise this year?

    anyone else heard one this year?


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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    I had one humming last evening near the back yard in WDM. I must guess this is the earliest in the season I've ever heard one. Signs of early fall or winter, or just a product of being 6 weeks ahead of schedule, weather-wise this year?

    anyone else heard one this year?
    was it playing the hok fight song?



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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    I hear them all the time. In the middle of winter Ive been told its called tinitis or something. It is very annoying!



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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    Quote Originally Posted by cysox2 View Post
    I hear them all the time. In the middle of winter Ive been told its called tinitis or something. It is very annoying!
    ^^^^Yeah, me too. Got it real bad. Is there a cure?



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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    As with anything in biology, there's always something or someone that doesn't follow the rules. It could be that one, or a handful of cicadas just emerged a few weeks early due to natural variation in their emergence cycles. Even among the periodic cicadas there will be a few that emerge in the "wrong" year.



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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    No cicadas, but I saw a firefly last night.



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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    Quote Originally Posted by southernfriedCY View Post
    ^^^^Yeah, me too. Got it real bad. Is there a cure?
    yep, get married. a nagging wife somehow drowns them out.....but that of course leads to far more problems



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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    Quote Originally Posted by southernfriedCY View Post
    ^^^^Yeah, me too. Got it real bad. Is there a cure?

    As far as i know there is no cure. i have to sleep with a fan on or some sort of background noise, that seems to cancel it out.



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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    No cicadas, but I saw a firefly last night.
    I've seen lightning bugs for the last few nights...that is at least two or three weeks early. Corn is four feet tall in some places. Everything is running weeks early this year.



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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    No cicadas, but I saw a firefly last night.
    I saw my first of those over a week ago...I was like wtf? Then a few more this past week. Weird. Cats and dogs living together...mass hysteria.


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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    Holy freaking crap its the offseason



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    Re:Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    Heard my first at least two weeks ago and thought that was pretty freaking odd.



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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    Saw a few little grasshoppers yesterday and today. It's really early for those too.



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    Re: Earliest you've ever heard a cicada?

    Quote Originally Posted by vortex View Post
    Everything is running weeks early this year.
    I don't suppose we'll be lucky enough to have the cicadas stop weeks earlier, too?



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