Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)


Dogday Harvestfly cicada. Tibicen canicularis
Found along the K&P Trail near Snow Road Station in eastern Ontario.

Image: Bev Wigney.

I love cicadas because they are so interesting and also because they remind me of Tokyo, Japan, where I first was introduced to them.

Happy Holidays to everyone.

I am receiving so many gorgeous pictures from you, amigos bonitos, and I am overwhelmed by the beauty of these images and the creatures and places depicted. If you have a high-resolution digitized nature image (I prefer JPG format) that you’d like to share with your fellow readers, feel free to email it to me, along with information about the image and how you’d like it to be credited.



  1. #1 Elf Eye
    December 31, 2006

    On Friday I look forward to Orac’s Dose of Woo, Dr. Free-Ride’s Sprog Blog, and PZ’s Cephalopod. On any day of the week, however, I can look forward to being surprised and delighted by this photo series. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Oh, and Haaaapppy New Year! Wheeeeee!

  2. #2 The Ridger
    December 31, 2006

    Neat. We have the 17-year cicadas in Maryland – they’re very spooky looking, with big orange eyes bulging out of their black heads … and noisy!

  3. #3 Torris
    December 31, 2006

    I agree with Elf Eye about being delighted by the photo series.

    May 2007 be your best year ever!

  4. #4 David Harmon
    December 31, 2006

    Most years I see at least the occasional cicadas even here in NYC, but I have to admit they’ve been pretty scarce for most of the past few years. When I was a kid (on Long Island) they would be all over the place, running madly into trees, or leaving their corpses strewn over the sidewalk.

    And yes, the nature photos are totally cool.

  5. #5 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    January 1, 2007

    Happy new year!

  6. #6 Robyne
    January 4, 2007

    I love the photos. I can remember as a kid in Australia we used to be driven crazy by the noise of the cicadas…I havent noticed them for years. Cicadas were the currency of choice for Aussie kids in the 50s …the regular old green cicada was the lowest denomination… I guess we must have traded them out of existance

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