Brood X has “started to arrive”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16031-2004May10.html. Didn’t see any today, but if the rain falls as forecasted, they should be out in droves afterward.
In Liberia this sort of thing happens every year, on a slightly lesser scale, with the flying termites known locally as bugabugs. They’d get fried up by the hundreds and eaten as snack food. The neighbor kids brought a bunch of them by on a cookie sheet the first year my family was in Monrovia, and were highly amused by our squeamishness.
I mention this only to clarify that I’ve already done my bug eatin’ for this lifetime, so I get a pass. For the rest of you, “here’s”:http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1866011 a recipe.