Each summer we hear and see annual cicadas.  

Want to learn more? Register for the MDC Wild Webcast on Cicadapocalypse.

MDC Urban Wildlife Biologist Erin Shank will share her expertise and excitement on the happening or pending mass emergences of periodical cicadas on May 23 from noon to 1 pm. The Wild Webcast will answer many questions on the mass emergences of periodical cicadas. What are annual and periodical cicadas and how are they different? What will be happening, when, and where? Why is it happening and how do they know? When did this last happen and when will it happen next? Do they bite? What do they eat? What eats them? Do they hurt trees and plants? What is the life cycle? What do you do with the masses of shells and carcasses?