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There is a little bit of country girl inside of me. I love bugs. It drives my husband crazy when I stop on a walk to look at the bug crossing the sidewalk. I just think they are fascinating. (Spiders are not bugs, I hate Spiders, fyi.)

Disclaimer: I am not a scientist. I am not going to use scientific terms. Please don’t judge me for it =)

I was out with the dog when he accidentally knocked a Cicada off a post. It was still in its shell and ready to come out. I felt bad for it and I didn’t want the dog to eat it so I got the dog to move away. That is when I noticed the tree. On the tree we had a Cicada emerging from its skin. I was so excited.

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I got a picture of it as it was coming out, but it was really blurry. This is after it is out and while it dries his wings.

I then found a Cicada on the ground with broken wings. Later, with the baby, I moved him to the trunk hoping he would make it to his family up in the tree.

Here is the Cicada in his skin, but getting ready to come out.

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You could see through the skin and see his wings. It was pretty cool. Later when I came out he was gone, with only his shell left behind.

When I brought the baby outside after his nap I showed him the Cicada. He wasn’t too sure of it. He did reach out for it though so I let him feel the wings.

I also found an interesting bug on a vine that was growing up the fence. The bugs looked like a bunch of eggs. But I noticed they were moving, and not because of the wind. I looked closer and saw they had little black legs. I didn’t get a picture of them =( I had my husband look at them later. They were very interesting. I just tried to Google search for them, but didn’t see anything that was similar. I might have to do a little research on them. **Edit** I got a little freaked out about the yellow bug after my husband said they looked like ticks! So I did some research. They are Aphids. This is the site that I found the info. on them http://hortchat.com/info/aphids. Thankfully they are not ticks!**

I am hoping my children grow up with an interest in the little things around them. Especially when it comes to bugs. I will continue to be fascinated by all the things God has put into nature. And I will continue to show my children them and talk about them. Sorry honey, I still love bugs!

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