First few days in Nelson

The deafening sound of Cicadas

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A plague of Cicadas

There seems to be a plague of them this summer. They are noisier than ever before. They make a noise similar to a garden sprinkler whirling around – castanets with an occasional clash of maracas.

There are about 42 different type of cicadas and the noise is that of the male trying to attract a mate. It is certainly very noticeable as we walk around in the garden, bush or local park.

They made the headlines recently on the Paul Henry Show.