The Mystery of Cicada and Ant

 Cicadoidea Okanagan hanging out in the choke cherries. Note it’s companion the ant.

I don’t know if they’re just sharing a choke cherry bush or if the ants and cicadas are interacting in some meaningful way, but I searched many species of trees and bushes, and there were often ants. Note on the Oregon grape, though. There it was all about blending in.

Well done!

These aren’t singing cicadas, but mysterious clicking ones, and there are millions of them right now. Look at those red leg patches. They’re like the red-winged blackbirds of the pine forest!

Not in focus, but fun nonetheless.

Time to get your red on!

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