Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Living Kite

I just adore katydids and cicada's. They make the most wonderful sounds on a summer night.



Another bug that omits a wonderful tune is a June Bug!
Then I got to thinking about the June bug. This is what is needed to make a living kite. It is a great form of cheap entertainment. What you do is to tie a piece of string, ever so gently, to one of the legs of a June Bug. Then, allow June bug to take flight. My mother showed me and my brother this one. Growing up in a very poor household, she became quite ingenious to some very interesting forms of entertainment. These that I pass along to my children, because if you haven't heard, my husband is very "frugal".
And it really is a sight to see a living kite!
(Will try and get some vi doe of this. Didn't film the flight...so looking for another cicada so I can show you this one!)
Please note that no insects were injured or harmed for this post or the said mentioned cheap entertainment. Katydid was released to fly free.

2 comments:

"J" said...

I've never heard of this?!?! Sounds soooooooo cool!!! You have to film it!!!! =)

jennifer said...

I ADORE the sound they make! The 7 year cicadas are cool!

Yep, I know ALL about June Bug entertainment!