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Brood 13 is coming. The end if neigh! Flee! Flee for your lives!
No, seriously, Brood 13 is coming. It's an invasion. I'm not joking.
Unless you like the cicadas, if you're in the mid-west, this will be a summer of hell for some of you. Brood 13 is one of the largest cicadid populations, made up of two species (I think). After growing underground in their larval stage for seventeen years, they are emerging this summer to suck on trees, find a mate, and die. And while they're doing all that they'll create a racket louder than airplanes landing.
I lived in Cincinnati the last time Brood 13 was above ground (or actually, when the parents of this brood created this brood). You can't hear much noise off the road in a 4-cylinder car travelling at 65mph with the windows rolled up. You can hear them, though. And when I say they're comming, I mean they're comming in the billions.
Also, please don't spray them as almost everything finds them tasty and feasts on them (birds, racoons, dogs, cats, even some people).
I expect sometime in June, at the height of their mating, you'll see it mentioned on the news.
So until then. Run! Run as if you're life depended on it! They're back! Ayie!