But they are delicious! And they're EVERYWHERE!
They make a lot of noise and they flutter around when you grab them, but they are tasty. Plus the challenge of getting them is what makes it so fun.
Dad says these are the 13-year cicadas, and that they live underground until they're adults. Then they emerge and are really noisy for a little while, eat trees, and lay their eggs. Then they die. But I guess they can do a lot of damage to the trees in the meantime, so I am doing my part to save the trees by eating as many cicadas as I can.
This is important work!