Even if you’re staying put in the cold midwinter, keep dreaming of summer days and all the roads and places ahead.
Recently, we had to reorder our most popular insect pin - the Periodical Cicada. This was a little surprising - we thought the monarch would be the first to sell out, and lots of people think these little guys are “ugly” or “gross”. (We happen to think they’re goofy-cute, like Muppets.)
Having never been in the right place at the right time for a Brood emergence, we drove down to New Jersey in the summer of 2021 to meet Brood X. They were well worth the trip - the sound and sight of millions of huge insects with golden fairy-wings was unforgettable. And they were so gentle and unafraid of being handled! No doubt, they’ve earned a place in the hearts of those who gave them a chance.
So, here’s to the cicadas, sleeping it off underground while we stare out our windows at the snow and rain - may we all meet again, somewhere down the road.