The Sounds Of Spring Include Cicadas

(Galesburg, IL) -- Has it been 17 years already? The cicadas are coming back to western Illinois, Missouri and southeastern Iowa, and their noisy love songs will fill the air for the next three weeks or so. Eggs laid 17 years ago are starting to hatch and the cicadas should start emerging this weekend. The bugs will also provide an easy source of food for other animals like birds, fish and even adventurous dogs.