I really don’t know if these evil screeching creatures are everywhere or if we’re just lucky here in the heartland. If we are the only ones that get the pleasure of having their ear pierceing beautiful song as the background to our perfect summer evenings I cry Not Fair!
If you haven’t had the chance to experience being around one of these little demons let me sum up the experience. You’re having a great time enjoying the lovely August evening when you notice the quiet chirp of a cricket. It lends to the evening nicely. When quite suddenly the quiet chirp turns into a sound reminiscent to an angry bird. If the noise wasn’t enough to convince you that it is time to go inside you now must know that these things are the size of a large cockroach and fly blindly through the air. You haven’t experienced a Midwestern summer until you’ve been pelted with one of these bad boys!
If these aren’t specific to this part of the nation then you feel my pain and can appreciate my bruises. If they are only found here please feel free to have a visit! They are very lovely beasts!