What are periodical cicadas? Where do they come from? Why do they emerge every 17 years? Learn these things and more in these articles and webpages:
• Brood X: The Cicadas Are Back, written by Long Branch Nature Center Manager Cliff Fairweather
• Time Lapse of a molt
• Pre-Emgergance, by Arlington Park Naturalist Ken Rosenthal
• Brood X Range Maps, University of Connecticut
• Capital Naturalist blog post, written by Arlington County Naturalist Alonso Abugattas
• Cicada Mania
• Cicada Safari smartphone mapping app
• Kids’ Activities, Be A Friend To Cicadas
• Facts About Periodical Cicadas, written by Arlington County Nature Center staff
• What’s That Noise? The 17-Year Cicadas are Back, Virginia Tech Daily
Let’s celebrate the 17-year periodical cicadas with exciting activities! Check out these virtual programs to get in on the fun.
• Cicada Sounds Harmonica, watch video here. Supplies: Two jumbo popsicle sticks, one thick rubber bands, two thin rubber bands, a straw and scissors.
• Cicada Origami Art, watch video here. Supplies: paper, scissors, tape, crayons or markers.
• Deep Dive: Return of the Cicadas, Wed., May 12, 7-8 p.m. Sign up here.
• Pre-K: Calling Cicadas, Sat., June 19, 10-10:30 a.m. Sign up here.