Cicadas 2024

NCST8GUY

Frozen H20 Guy
Quiet i N durham this morning when the last 2 to 3 weeks its been deafening. How does a critter with such large eyes bump into every object around it?
 

johnnyboots

Button Buck
We did a gravel bikepacking trip across Maryland/VA called the C&O Towpath during 2021 and it was right in the middle of the last big emergence. Holy hell those woods were vibrating. That sound in unison almost penetrates the inner workings of your brain!

When we finished in the National Mall the Cicada shells were in huge piles at the bases of all the trees.
 

QBD2

Old Mossy Horns
Still hear a very few at the house, but the tree damage is showing up bigly. Trees look like they’ve got chicken pox.
 

“J”

Twelve Pointer
Still hear a very few at the house, but the tree damage is showing up bigly. Trees look like they’ve got chicken pox.
The wife’s rose bush got hammered….. We cut it back because it looked so bad…..
 

bwfarms

Old Mossy Horns
Looking at the damage the cicadas have done to my oak trees. Looks like I may have to eat my words this year about baiting and put out corn 😆

Be a heckuva crop in 2026 though.
 

QBD2

Old Mossy Horns
Heard one of the big annuals yesterday eve.

Rather striking how much louder they are individually.
 

Homebrewale

Old Mossy Horns
Looking at the damage the cicadas have done to my oak trees. Looks like I may have to eat my words this year about baiting and put out corn 😆

Be a heckuva crop in 2026 though.

It'll be interesting to see the impact on the acorn crop. There are brown branch tips here but still plenty of green branches. After a big storm here a few weeks ago, I was picking up oak branches that were loaded with small developing acorns
 

GrizzlyBear

Old Mossy Horns
Saw my first shed shells yesterday. Just a few. Today there are hundreds of them. These are the smaller periodic ones with the red eyes. They look to be about half the size of the green eyed ones we get later in the summer every year.

Should be quite the serenade for the next few nights.
that :donk:donk:donk:donk was REAL
 

NCST8GUY

Frozen H20 Guy
Was talking to Rye the other day, catching up on his sod busting hobby. We were talking about the forum and thought I'd stop in and catch up a little. Good to see ya still contributing old friend.
Dude...... GB!

Back to OP,

I'm curious what increases during a huge spawn like this late Springs Cicada event?

Any fresh water fish records? Any rise, or lowering of poisonous snake bites? Any rise or drop in this or that which "could" have to do with this event?

In the overall grand scheme of things, I would imagine not much overall changed other than noise complaints.
 

turkeyfoot

Old Mossy Horns
Dude...... GB!

Back to OP,

I'm curious what increases during a huge spawn like this late Springs Cicada event?

Any fresh water fish records? Any rise, or lowering of poisonous snake bites? Any rise or drop in this or that which "could" have to do with this event?

In the overall grand scheme of things, I would imagine not much overall changed other than noise complaints.
Birds, including turkey, benefit. They say copperheads don't even though they absolutely love to eat the cicadas but for my measly 2 cents seems they do get a bump.
 

GrizzlyBear

Old Mossy Horns
Dude...... GB!

Back to OP,

I'm curious what increases during a huge spawn like this late Springs Cicada event?

Any fresh water fish records? Any rise, or lowering of poisonous snake bites? Any rise or drop in this or that which "could" have to do with this event?

In the overall grand scheme of things, I would imagine not much overall changed other than noise complaints.
NCST8!!!!!
i'm guessing the turkey poults are doing quite well bc of the cicadas. They weren't in the fields as much this spring cuz of them.
 

NCST8GUY

Frozen H20 Guy
NCST8!!!!!
i'm guessing the turkey poults are doing quite well bc of the cicadas. They weren't in the fields as much this spring cuz of them.
GrizzlyBear , believe it or not, we never heard not a one cicada at the lease. A few gobbles, but not a whisp of cicadas. Weird considering years ago we'd find their crawcs full of em.

Glad to see you back buddy!
 

QBD2

Old Mossy Horns
GrizzlyBear , believe it or not, we never heard not a one cicada at the lease. A few gobbles, but not a whisp of cicadas. Weird considering years ago we'd find their crawcs full of em.

Glad to see you back buddy!
I won’t say yall didn’t have any, but you certainly should’ve heard them!.
 

QuietButDeadly

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
Any you hear in NC now are most likely the larger green eye ones that we have every year. The red eye, 13 year brood did their thing and have been gone for many weeks now.
 
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