Class News Time - Samuel brought his cicada in to class . He told us all about them like where and how the cicada lays their eggs and how much damage to trees. They lay their eggs and when they have they die but when they are born they look very weird like an ant. First the adult lays its eggs the eggs make damage on the trees. Then the eggs hatch into tiny ant like nymphs. Next the nymphs drops to the ground then digs and stays under the ground for 3-5 years. They eat sap from the roots of the tree. After that they pop out of the ground, climb up the tree then sheds its skin and turns into a cicada and flies away. after 2-4 weeks the female cicada lays its eggs and dies! Happy hunting for bugs.