Re: Cicadas & salamanders - 4/24
- If anyone is interested, I posted a picture of a Cicada nymph to the photos section. Managed to grab the little bugger before it shot back underground during a protectors walk last weekend.
--- In SINaturaList@yahoogroups.com, "cicadaman53" <CicadaMan1@...> wrote:
> While supposedly birding in Clove Lakes this morning, I was actually looking for cicada activity:
> Found 6 nymphs under a rotten log. They had constructed mud turrets about an inch long between the ground and the bottom of the log. Some were inside the turrets (which broke open when I rolled the log), and some were in their burrows at the ground surface. So they're here, and they're waiting.... Still about another 4 weeks to go for emergence.
> Also found 18 red-backed salamanders, and lots of bright orange-red centipedes while searching for the cicada nymphs.
> Ed J.