The Cicadas are returning - Vurtual Program

The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
7 - 8 pm

Spring brings blooms, birds, frogs and more but did you know that this spring, the 17-year cicadas are coming back? “Cicada-a-Raid-a! Brood X,” is not a sci-fi movie but a virtual program hosted by the UT Arboretum Society on Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. We have been waiting 17 years for their return. After living underground since 2004, it is time for their emergence by the millions. They shed their larval skins and fly away en masse to buzz for a mate.

Join local naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales for all things cicada on this year’s huge emergence. This is a creepy-crawly virtual Zoom presentation and registration for this free online event is required. To register go to: utarboretumsociety.org and click on the event. Please contact Michelle Campanis at mcampani@utk.edu with any questions or registration issues.


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