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fawn in the front yard

We happened to catch a glimpse of this fawn today. No mama in sight. It nibbled on some drop apples and then ran off.

Magicacada Brood III

Just this week we started finding hundreds (ok thousands) of cicadas outside each morning and everyday the hum in the air is growing. A bit of searching turned up that 2014 in our part of IL is the year for emergence of brood III of the Magicacada, a 17 year periodical cicada. For more info on cicadas, including pictures and videos, check out cicadamania.com. Cicada emerging:   Have you seen any cicadas… Read More