Do you have Cicadas where you live? I don't remember them in Ohio. We had Locust, but I don't remember Cicadas? Here is a link to learn more if you so desire ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada ). I first encountered the cicada my first or second year teaching in TN. This version of the bug comes out every 13 yrs. There are annual ones...and I read there was a 17 yr one as well(but I'll have to wait a few more years to see if that is true). So they come out of the ground after 13 yrs..and transform into this otherworldly looking creature. They leave their "shells" behind...and the kids love to pick them up and play with them. I decided to do a lesson on cicadas with my Kindergarten students to get them prepared. I had a powerpoint, MP3 of their mating song(which is very loud and very annoying after awhile!!!), and some of the "shells". The kids LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gross is good at this age I guess! ha ha We then created collage cicada! I hung them up in the hall & created a stir!!! The whole school is now cicada crazy & kids keep bringing me the little buggers!!