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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
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
Six Facts About Periodical Cicadas, written by Arlington County Nature Center staff
What’s That Noise? The 17-Year Cicadas are Back, Virginia Tech Daily

Did you know they’re edible? Even for humans! Check out these recipes on the Cicada Invasion webpage and Bon Appetit.

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Events/Programs

Let’s celebrate the 17-year periodical cicadas with exciting activities! Check out these virtual programs to get in on the fun.

• 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.

• Return of the Cicadas (55+ Membership required), Thurs., May 27, 6-7 p.m. Sign up here.

• Pre-K: Calling Cicadas, Sat., June 19, 10-10:30 a.m. Sign up here.

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Social Media

See a cicada, snap a photo and share with us using #cicadington on Instagram.