Sunday, 23 February 2014

Cicada Song

Chorus cicada

We've been watching and listening to the cicadas in our back garden.  The other night we had four fly into our house during the night, our new kitten thought that was great fun chasing and leaping around after them at 5.15am!
We started wondering about the cicadas.  How do they make their sound?  How long do they live below and above ground?  It was great to see our five year old wondering and making some pretty good guesses about what she thought happened.
Here's a link to Te Ara Encyclopedia and its got some good, easy to understand information on cicadas just in case your kids are wondering too.  Just click on the picture.

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