Brood X

Cicadas from brood X are emerging in the city. This cohort began their journey 17 years ago. Scientists estimate that up to 1.4 million of these insects will emerge per acre. Click on the image for a larger view.

Casualty

Glass is the most defining material in modern architecture. For birds, it is also the most deadly. Between 365 and 988 million birds are killed in the US annually from striking windows. The taller the building, the more deadly. This Kentucky Warbler fell victim to the buildings of Kansas City.