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Cicada nymph shell

7:30 pm - This is a new area after many unsuccessful hunts for Cicadas so I decided to change my tactics a bit. I decided a visit to St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell, MA may be a good idea. Places like cemeteries have very old well-established trees where cicada females may have visited for years on end. While places like cemeteries may be "morbid", the tactic seems to have paid off.

I noticed while I was in my car a giant Red Tailed hawk swooping down low and it landed on a head stone. Man this bird is massive, I tried to get close to get a decent picture but they all came out blurry. I had my camera lense set to macro so that was stupid!! I start walkinng around the cemetery.

At last, finally found my first Tibicen nymph shell of the season. That's not to say that there weren't others because obviously there were but these exuvia seem to be so illusive that they are very difficult to find. This one was found on an old maple tree that borders the many roadways inside the cemetery. I will definitely have to target this area for future visits.

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