June 24, 2024

Cicada Banquet

The Earth Will Feast on Dead Cicadas

As the cicadas emerge from the ground after 17 years of dormancy, creating a deafening buzz that fills the air, they begin their short-lived...


The Earth Will Feast on Dead Cicadas

As the cicadas emerge from the ground after 17 years of dormancy, creating a deafening buzz that fills the air, they begin their short-lived journey above ground to mate and reproduce before ultimately meeting their demise.

Once the cicadas have fulfilled their purpose, their bodies will fall to the ground, becoming a feast for various creatures that inhabit the earth. From birds and small mammals to insects and microorganisms, the cicadas play a crucial role in the ecosystem by providing a source of food for many different species.

As the cycle of life continues, the earth will absorb the nutrients from the decomposing cicadas, enriching the soil and providing sustenance for other plants and animals. The fallen cicadas will become a vital part of the intricate web of life that supports and sustains our planet.

So, as you witness the emergence of these remarkable creatures and marvel at their incredible ability to survive and thrive in the face of adversity, remember that even in death, the cicadas will continue to contribute to the beauty and balance of the natural world.