Our Summer Tree Musicians

It’s this time of year, again. The Green Cicadas are in our trees and make lots of rattling noises with their abdomen to call out for a mate. It is so soothing, when the cicadas “play their love music”. Summer has officially arrived with them. The temperatures are warm and humid.

Green Cicada

Every Summer, when the temperatures start to reach over 95ºF (35ºC), the Green Cicadas come out from under ground, fly in our trees and use their abdomen to call out for a mate. Usually, we begin to hear them in mid to end June. Since May was very warm, they had an early start in late Spring this year. Sometimes, I sit under the tree and just listen to them for a while. The cicada’s calls are so soothing. And with them being around, we definitely know that Summer has officially arrived in North Texas.