This summer has been hot, muggy, and stormy so far, and now it's getting noisy as well.

In the last two weeks or so you may have noticed an addition to the summer crickets, frogs, and other seasonal critters.

Yes, the cicadas are back.

We may not be seeing (and hearing!) the explosion of bugs that some parts of the country are, but that familiar buzz can still be heard throughout our area.

In fact, one cicada researcher recently made Ocean County a destination to go on a cicada hunt. You can read all about the recent expedition to Manchester by clicking here.

Are you seeing and/or hearing cicadas where you are? When did you first start to notice them? Join in the conversation in the comments section!

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