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May 22, 2004

Cicada News 5/22/2004

Filed under: Brood X,Magicicada,News,Periodical — Dan @ 6:11 pm

Exhibit: For those of you in the DC area who can’t get enough of the
cicadas, The Smithsonian has an exhibit you can visit.

Billions upon billions of periodical cicadas make an historical appearance this spring. The entomological opera stars “Brood X”—the species of 17-year cicadas scheduled to serenade this geographic region with their insistent love songs.

Photos from the New Jersey epicenter: cicadas invade
Princeton university
from Julie Angarone.

From what I see and hear you will find cicadas galore down Prospect Street and at 171 Broadmead. The upper old campus (Nassau Hall etc) is slowly being inundated, and they are running rampant down near New South and the dorms near the dinky.

MP3 Music: Brood X (Magicicada septendecim) by George Fox.

Seventeen years was such a long time
Now we’re coming out and going up to the sky

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