Return of Brood X Cicadas in 2021: The Fascination, Fear, and Fun


Time:  4:30pm PT  /  5:30pm MT  /  6:30pm CT  /  7:30pm ET
Host Organization:  Irvine Nature Center — Owings Mills, MD
Price:  $20 (or less if you register for multiple events in Irvine's "Eat, Drink & Learn" series)

For seventeen years they have been feeding on plant roots underground. In the spring of 2021 from Georgia to New York and as far west as Illinois trillions of Brood X periodical cicadas will emerge from the earth. In some locations densities will reach 1.5 million per acre. We will explore the natural history, evolution, ecology, and behavior of one of the most captivating creatures on planet earth. Birth, death, romance, a big boy band, and danger are all on the agenda. We will also learn what damage they do to plants, what real and imagined threat they pose to people, and strategies to enjoy, learn, or simply cope with their visit. Learn more here.