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Brood X periodical cicadas hit peak 2021 emergence in Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Growing tired of all the noise?  Good news…the Brood X periodical cicadas are hitting peak emergence in many parts of the state, according to the Maryland Department of Agriculture. This means millions of fully-grown winged adults are flying and blundering into things (and us), “singing” as loud as they can, and starting to mate. The male cicadas are now …


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Cicada Parade-a art exhibit coming to THE AVENUE at White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A cicada-themed art exhibit is coming to THE AVENUE at White Marsh. The local shopping & entertainment mecca is a sponsor of Cicada Parade-a, an outdoor public art exhibit throughout Baltimore. This large-scale collaborative art project, organized by Formstone Castle Collective, will be on display in and around the greater Baltimore area starting in June and running through the …


Maryland to see summer-like weekend warm up, may trigger cicada frenzy

NOTTINGHAM, MD—It will finally begin to feel like summer in the Baltimore area this weekend.  The National Weather Service says to expect a big warm up in the coming days. High temperatures will be in the mid-80s on Wednesday and, by the weekend, temperatures will be approaching 90 degrees. The warm temps are expected to continue into next week. Scientists say …

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, …

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 …