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BROOD X and BREWS: Return of the Periodic Cicadas: Fear, Fascination and Fun in 2021

April 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BYOB and gather around on Zoom as Dr. Mike Raupp “tells you everything” about the trillions of noisy cicadas that will emerge later this Spring! 

Known for their 13 and 17-year life cycles and massive synchronous emergences periodical cicadas are unique in the insect world. We will explore the natural history, ecology, and behavior of the seven species of periodical cicadas indigenous to North America. Predator satiation, the periodical cicada’s bizarre strategy for survival, will be contrasted with defenses of their kin the dog-day cicadas. Learn when cicadas will appear and how they will impact humans, pets, wildlife, and plants in our region. 

FREE / Advance registration required / Space limited


A Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, Mike has authored more than 250 scientific and lay publications and delivered more than 1300 presentations. A regular guest on NPR, he has been featured on National Geographic and the Science Channel and appeared with media luminaries including Jay Leno, Dr. Oz, Hoda Kotb, and Kojo Nnamdi. His “Bug of the Week” website, www.bugoftheweek.com and YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/BugOfTheWeek reach thousands of viewers weekly in more than 200 countries. His most recent book “26 Things that Bug Me” introduces youngsters to the wonders of insects and natural history while “Managing Insect and Mites on Woody Landscape Plants” is a standard for the arboricultural industry.


April 8, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Howard County Conservancy
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