Ever wonder what that buzzing electrical wire sound is that you hear when riding through areas with lots of trees in the summertime? It's caused by a large insect called a cicada.
Midwesterners are already familiar with these, but most people I talk to here in California don't even know what they are. Here's a short video I took while riding through William Land Park in Sacramento yesterday afternoon. It was hot, and cicadas love the heat!
Here's one that a bird dropped in front of me two years ago while I was riding down the street in my neighborhood.