Our 91 year old neighor was here this morning and talking about the monster locust plague that happened when he was 15 I think he said.They could see this storm cloud of locusts coming and it actually blotted out the sun and the cloud of locusts stretched from horizon to horizon. It kept coming in waves and they ate everything green. How I hope we never get that here, any locusts at all are bad news though. Best enjoy my garden while I can.
Mildura, up on the border of Victoria and New South Wales, is fairly safe because the cold weather delayed the hatching up there, giving their crops time to dry off and become unattractive. However, it means that whatever locusts weren't killed by chemical spraying will take flight and if north winds are blowing they will end up down here. Fingers crossed that the farmers got on top of them.