Events, Sci-Tech

Brood X cicadas begin to emerge in Nottingham, Parkville, Carney

NOTTINGHAM, MD—It’s almost showtime.  The first Brood X cicadas are beginning to emerge in the Nottingham area. According to the Cicada Safari mobile app, the 17-year visitors are beginning to surface in White Marsh, Nottingham, Parkville, and Carney. The Brood X cicadas are expected to begin emerging in droves by mid-May and stick around until the end of June. Last week, …


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Governor Hogan proclaims May, June 2021 Maryland Magicicada Months

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation declaring May and June 2021 as Maryland Magicicada Months to recognize the return of the 17-year periodical cicada and to generate public awareness about these fascinating insects. Brood X periodical cicadas are only found in the eastern United States and emerge once every 17 years. In Maryland, they will begin to …


BROOD X: 17-year cicadas to re-emerge in Maryland this spring

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Brood X is coming.  For the first time in nearly two decades, the 17-year locusts (actually, cicadas) are set to return to Maryland this spring. Trillions of the noisy creatures will begin to emerge from the ground in mid-May and stick around through late June.  They typically begin to make their way upward once the soil temperature reaches 64 degrees …

Murder Hornet ‘unlikely’ to be in Maryland, say officials

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Asian giant hornet is most likely not in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Agriculture said it received many calls on Monday about the so-called “Murder Hornet.” The insect was found in Washington state in late 2019. The Asian giant hornet is the world’s largest hornet. It is native to temperate and tropical East Asia, South Asia, Mainland Southeast …

Spotted lanternfly: invasive species found in Maryland

UPDATE: A spotted lanternfly quarantine has now been issued for Harford and Cecil Counties. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture is asking residents to be on the lookout for adult spotted lanternflies. When full-grown, these invasive pests are strikingly-colored with grayish spotted front wings and red, white, and black patterned hind wings. The body …