You've probably been hearing that buzzing sound all around you this past summer.
Well it's not the periodical cicadas that come out of the ground every 17 years that you're hearing. It's actually the annual cicadas.
While the periodical cicadas have been seen and heard across the country for the past few months, they never did buzz in the Evansville and Henderson area.
Those annual cicadas in our area mate every year at the end of summer, they are also called the dog days cicadas
Once the do mate, they'll die off. But the babies, or nymps, will lay under the ground until the reemerge next summer and the cycle repeats.
"It's a natural part of our summer nights and days is to hear their drone, their chorus and that's the males, trying to attract a female," said Lisa Hoffman the Park Programs Services Supervisor at John James Audubon State Park. "So the annual cicada's it's always a part of our existence for summer, but the periodicals, that was something interesting this year."
Cicadas are actually a great source of protein for wildlife. And while humans can technically eat them, it's not advised you deep fry them for fall fest