Monday, June 17, 2013

Cicada Sale!

Cicada Sale Time! Our Cicada Invasion t-shirts are now $15.99, and the Cicada Man Bobble Heads are $6.99. To get yours - and any other Cicada Invasion Survival Gear - head over to our online store. Stock up now and ride out the invasion in style!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Time-Lapse Documentary on the Life of a Cicada

17 years underground for 6 weeks out in the fresh air. That's the tradeoff every cicada makes in their life. We often forget that the life cycle of the cicada is both beautiful and tragic and just focus on the noise. However, natural-historian and time-lapse photographer Samuel Orr has spent the past 6 years documenting and capturing the fascinating life cycle of the Midwestern cicada.

The video is merely a preview of the hour-long documentary Orr wants to produce. To fund his dream, he has created a kick-starter in hopes of raising $20,000. If you love cicadas, time-lapse photography, and awesome views of nature - this video is for you. Check it out.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cicada Music is Making Headlines!

As the Brood II Cicadas start to invade our friends in the North, people are having different reactions. Some people run, some people hide, and some people...make music.

David Rothenburg is no stranger to creating music with nature. He has several CD's of musical collaborations with whales, birds, and other bugs. As of late, Rothenburg has endeavored to create music with a current cultural icon, the cicada.

The NY Times has run a feature on Rothenburg, showcasing his talents and those lesser known talents of the cicada. Along with fellow cicada enthusiasts, Rothenburg collects, lectures upon, and then performs with our flying friends at the New York Botanical Gardens. As fans of cicadas and music ourselves, we were thrilled to see Rothenburg wearing one of our "Sing. Fly. Mate. Die." T-shirts during the interview. Check it out below!

Clarinet, With Cicada Chorus - NY Times

For more information on David Rothenburg you can check out his website here:

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