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Thanks to Joyce for sending from Spring Valley. Read More
Thanks to Jessica for sending from outside Maury elementary school.
Thanks to Andrew for sending and update for today from the Palisades: “Oh, Hello, Brood X. Nice to meet you. I knew your parents.” Read More
My youngest daughter was overjoyed to spot this guy on the walk to school this morning. What are you guys seeing where you live?
And based on the number of holes my older daughter saw, reinforcements are coming: Read More
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
Thanks to Sara for sending: “First signs of the cicadas on my front steps in SW DC! I love to garden — thankfully I’m not afraid of crunchy bugs! Read More
Photo by Christopher Wood
Thanks to Christopher for sharing last night: “He’s out” Read More
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
Thanks to D S of sending from Mount Vernon Triangle:
“It begins… #cicadas
I was just vibing on our thin patch of backyard earth beneath an elm tree. All day long I’ve thought the birds were super animated and now I notice all these dime sized holes… I start poking around and found a few that haven’t been eaten. But there are easily 2 dozen holes.” Read More
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.”