• Emergence of 17 year Cicadas featured on CBS News

    Periodical cicadas live underground for 13 or 17 years as nymphs. Nymphs emerge on warm spring nights and moult into adults, leaving behind a skin. Adult males search for mates by singing and flying and females respond to males by flickng their wings. Eggs hatch in July, and the next generation of cicadas will reach […]

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  • Emergence of 17 year Cicadas featured on WNYC Talk Radio

    After 17 years in hiding, millions of cicadas will soon emerge — covering the ground with their crunchy shells and filling the air with a very loud buzz. WNYC and Radiolab have been inviting people to track the cicadas’ emergence, and this week we received the first cicada sighting from our area. At Cora Hartshorn […]

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