Cicada 101

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

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Happy #wildlifewednesday – If you’re enjoying the cicadas, one thing to be on the lookout for is different eye colors. There’s a lot of interesting variation if you pay close attention. Sure, on most cicadas you will see the expected red eyes. However, a closer look may reveal different shades of red, and you may even stumble across one with white or blue eyes. #cicada #cicadas2021 #broodx #nature #naturephotography #naturecenter #arlingtonva #cicadington

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The rain storm didn’t stop this female periodical Cicada from depositing her eggs. #nature #naturephotography #cicada #cicadington #broodx #arlingtonva

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As cicada activity continues and many seem to be more active at our level of the forest for egg-laying, this is a reminder from one of our favorite bug-hunters to be gentle to the cicadas. They don’t sting or bite, and if they land on you they can easily – and gently- be encouraged to just as quickly leave. #cicadington #broodx #cicada #arlingtonva #nature #naturephotography #naturecenter

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Taking out the trash. #BroodX #cicadington

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The sounds of #BroodX #Cicadington

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Brood X has arrived #Cicadington

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They’re really coming out now
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Dolly discovered the cicadas today
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