Spring http://wunc.org en Ready Or Not, Here Come The Cicadas! http://wunc.org/post/ready-or-not-here-come-cicadas <p>North Carolinians in the <a href="http://www.cicadamania.com/pictures/main.php?g2_itemId=3618">western Triangle and Triad</a> soon will be visited en masse by the ear-splitting song of the 17-year cicadas. Over the next ten days or so, cicadas from&nbsp; a group classified as Brood II will begin emerging from the ground and begin a month-long mating frenzy. The females will lay their eggs by sawing little slits into twigs on trees and depositing their eggs into those slits. When the eggs hatch, the nymphs drop to the ground and tunnel into the soil to feed on tree roots, where they'll stay for another 17 years until they become adults.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:46:15 +0000 Catherine Brand 13723 at http://wunc.org Ready Or Not, Here Come The Cicadas!