Shot with a 100mm macro lens After going for a long walk at lunch time (mostly for exercise so not much in terms of wildlife diversity) I returned to my work building and discovered a mantis relaxing on the handrail outside my door. After quickly snapping a photo with my iPhone just in case someone
I went “cicada hunting” today and found just a small patch of Brood XIII Cicadas at Sugar River Alder Forest Preserve. We are not giving up though! We will go again tomorrow to find those hungry birds! The Lake County Forest Preserve has an Interactive 17-year Cicada Emergence Map showing where they are being found.