Cicadas are out in Southern New York! Anyone who’s stepped outside in the past two days has heard the penetrating hum of this year’s Cicada brood. Two days ago, children were buzzing with excitement about the bugs crawling out of the ground. We watched them find trees, begin their climb, and shed their exoskeletons. Then we had one night of quiet. Were they gone? NO. The next day, we saw the black creatures with red eyes clinging to the treetops. Here are some images I shot locally.