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Brood XIV - Smokey MTNS, TN

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Brood XIV - Smokey MTNS, TN

We had just begun the loop at the horse area (where they release the horses if they are not out for riding). But they increased about 3 miles into the loop (it was when we saw our 1st deer) we were taking pictures along the woods and stepped into the woods about 10 feet and happened to look up and around and really was like a bug horror movie. When we went back out we saw them on grass tall along the road and so many dead walking along the road and also flying. But whne you get to Carter Shields Cabin further into the loop we saw so many holes in the ground and I thought maybe it was from birds pecking for birds but they were much bigger and I would think now this is a place that they came up, I did not take a picture of the holes but it was a bit freaky. A girl that went back home to MA today will be sending her pictures she took while here in TN with us on the computer if she has anything good that came out I will send it along. When you drive into the Smoky mts. in TN for about 25 minutes up you are pretty high up there and then enter a loop scenic road called Cade's Cove loop. If you go to Yahoo and type in Cade's Cove in the Smoky mts. you will see information on this. Diane

Date Posted: 2008-05-18 Comments: (1) Show Comments Hide Comments


Posted By: Massachusetts Cicadas | On: 2010-12-15 | Website:

Hi Diane,

Thanks for the cool photos of Brood XIV periodical cicadas. I'm unable to tell which species and it looks like the emergence is just starting.

Keep me posted!

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