I was excited to see this Dogday Cicada emerge from its' shell. It had crawled from the ground an hour earlier. One of my students found it at the Lavender Festival in Oak Ridge. When she showed me the nymph in her hand I told her to go put it on a tree and watch it. About an hour later I heard her yell, "Mrs. Light, come here, it's coming out!" This was only the second time I had had the fortunate opportunity to witness this miracle of nature! I was surprised to see the tiny grasshopper nymph sitting on the brown shell when I enlarged the photo.