A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘insects’

C’mon, is that IT?

Here in Chicago we’ve heard nothing in the news besides “It’s Cicada Mania!” or “Cooking with Cicadas: High in Protein and Yummy too! (They taste like chicken!)”. Okay, I made up the part about the chicken. But I had visions of not being able to step outside without having to dodge flying cicadas or wade…

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Baby Season in the Backyard

We’’ve been enjoying the nice weather the past couple of weeks and have been sitting on the porch or patio as much as possible before the much-touted emergence of the 17-year cicadas, aka Northern Illinois Brood (Marlatt’s XIII) in our area. According to the University of Illinois Extension, it has the reputation of being the…

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