Washington, DC

Thanks to Jed and Olivia for passing on from Little Pearl:

“I am writing to inform you that we have decided to pause service at Little Pearl for 4 weeks starting May 10th in preparation for “Cicada Season”. As we tried to get as creative as possible to combat them this year, we know in good faith that a single 100 decibel cicada will ruin anyone’s dinner experience, a “tsunami” of them will be impossible to control. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Hi neighbors! This will be my first experience with the influx of cicadas and wanted to hear any advice on prepping my garden? I completely redid my front yard 6 months ago (including new tree/shrubs/flowers) and heard while they do not eat plants, they can still destroy them.

A majority of us have cleaned up our yards with the new season and was wondering if anyone put netting on new plants in preparation? Some gardening sites have said to do so.”

another readers asks: Read More

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Jon writes: “I was in West Virginia this weekend, started seeing cicadas crawling out of the ground. Get ready DC…”

And thanks to Drew for sending the photo above: “My girlfriend went to clean off a paver in our backyard in Anacostia and found these Brood X larvae underneath it.”

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