Will the cicadas be arriving soon?

The month of May will be the month when billions of eastern cicadas emerge from beneath the Earth’s surface to mate.

They won’t come out quietly. After all, they’ve been underground for 17 years and won’t come out again for 17 more.

They aren’t dangerous, and they are not like the dreaded locusts we used to see in western movies that swarmed through and stripped crops and foliage, leaving nothing behind.

The soil has to warm up to 64 degrees before the cicadas will emerge. This usually happens during the first two weeks of May, but there may be a few who arrive a bit early.

These are known to scientists as the Lonesome Bobs, because although the males are eager to

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