May 08, 2013
The arboretum is having a featured on CBS News on the emergence of 17 year Cicadas.
Periodical cicadas live underground for 13 or 17 years as nymphs. Nymphs emerge on warm spring nights and moult into adults, leaving behind a skin. Adult males search for mates by singing and flying and females respond to males by flickng their wings. Eggs hatch in July, and the next generation of cicadas will reach adulthood in 13 or 17 years.
Check back for full story as it unfolds.
Report Periodical Cicada emergences at www.magicicada.org